Silo-shaped wind turbine gets fed boost in Idaho

Posted: Aug 30, 2012

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The Associated Press
Wind silo

An Idaho wind energy developer, Montana Hutterite farmers and the government are working on silo-shaped wind turbines capable of producing 100 kilowatts of electricity.

Exergy Development Group of Boise and Montana's Cascade Conservation District received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service.

This project aims to establish the viability of a visually-acceptable, cost-effective and reliable energy source that helps farmers reduce costs and which displaces fossil fuel use.

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