29 Jan '12, 12pm

Long Island Town Pioneers Closed-Loop, Pollution-Free Wind Power-Hydrogen Fuel

Photo courtesy Town of Hempstead Outside of New York City on Long Island, the town of Hempstead is the site for a small, though novel, experiment in closed-loop clean energy production, storage and use. There, a 100-kilowatt (kW) “state-of-the-art” wind turbine is being used to generate electricity sufficient to produce hydrogen gas that’s being used to fuel the town’s fuel cell vehicles, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) reports. The entire closed-loop system is 100% pollution-free and could serve as a model for public-private partnerships in general, as well as for similar 100% clean energy installations to come. Working with Hempstead Town, the project is a joint effort by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority , the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College , the New York Institute of Technology , Wilke Engineering , the Long Island ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/29/long-island-town-pion...

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