Skyline Turbine Providing Residential Wind Turbine On Highland County Farm

Charlottesville, VA – Highland County is known as a windy place, which is one reason the only commercial wind farm in Virginia has been sited there. However, Highland County’s wind resources also provide potential benefits for those interested in small wind turbine systems. Recently, the Bennett Farm near Doe Hill has gained county approval for construction of a 60 foot monopole and wind turbine. Jeremy Hayes of Skyline Turbine is the contractor for this job. In this story he describes the system he designed for the Bennetts.

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Heather Niday

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