02 Nov '13, 7pm

Wind-Powered Electric Car Charging: Not Much Power, But Great Advertising

Wind-Powered Electric Car Charging: Not Much Power, But Great Advertising

The wind turbines to be used for EV charging at Fort Lauderdale’s Mills Pond Park—at Northwest Ninth Avenue between Sunrise and Oakland Park boulevards—will be similar the ones installed earlier this year at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Early next year, motorists driving along Interstate 95 near Fort Lauderdale will notice wind turbines towering 60 feet high in the distance. What’s more striking is how those turbines will produce a total of about 36,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity to be used for charging electric cars. That’s enough renewable power for about 1,500 charge-ups of a Nissan LEAF . While Plugincars.com has reported numerous times about the symbiotic relationship between solar energy and EVs , the use of wind power has a less obvious and compelling argument. The economics, on a pure dollar basis, are a tough proposition. The Sun-Sentinel reported that ...

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