19 November, 2012
Congrats to Sunora Energy Solutions
Dream of Wind Energy Philly manifests after 17 years of hard work, lobbying, think tank discussions, knocking on plenty of doors… along with 5 years of blog posting: Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field Stadium WELCOMES! SMALL WIND capture… Special THANKS to Jason Kiwak, Construction Mgr and Scott P. Wilson, Electrical Superintendent +Team for a great installation 10-25-12 two days before Hurricane Sandy hit Philadelphia, PA with 115mph wind gust. The job of excellence kept the vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) standing tall after the storm with no damage to structure or equipment! Love your teams engineering & installation competence. Note I had to kiss a lot frogs before SUNORA ENERGY SOLUTIONS Vertical axis wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field. Reprint from CBSPHILLY.com Despite a challenging football season, the Philadelphia Eagles are clearly winning in the alternative energy game. The team recently called upon New York-based Urban Green Energy (UGE) to install fourteen micro (small) wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field. The turbines are located in two sets of seven at opposing ends of the field and connected to the stadium’s grid, reducing energy consumption during the day, and putting power back into the grid at night. Thanks to the stadium’s existing and future solar power arrays, the Eagles’ home field will now generate more alternative power than any stadium in the NFL. Vertical axis wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field The fourteen wind turbines are a standard commercial model – the UGE-4K – which is the same turbine used on the Sanya Sky pump we covered earlier this year. Each turbine is approximately 15 feet tall and features a vertical-axis design. Made from a combination of carbon, fiberglass and steel, each weighs about 1,000 pounds. Together, the turbines and solar panels will annually produce about six times the amount of power used during all Eagles home games. Thanks to their strategic placement, the new energy-producing equipment will not interfere with the fans’ experience on game day. “We made a commitment to be a sustainable business, and try to run as efficiently and conserve energy as much as we could,” said Eagles’ president Don Smolenski in an interview with KYW News radio. President Smolenski says the system will produce up to four megawatts of renewable power each year, saving an estimated $3 million per year. + Urban Green Energy In the picture below, it appears as though the VAWT turbines are above the ... The stadium that is displayed above is Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. ... The companies install the turbines themselves and so the materials required ... 7.0 Final Design This section explains, in detail, what our final design is and how much it will cost. Detailed pictures will be provided as well as bill of materials and explanations of the functionality of our design. 7.1 Design Drawings, Parts List and Bill of Materials The following pictures give a general idea of where the turbines will be located on beaver stadium. It should be known that these images of the turbines on Beaver Stadium are very rough sketches and that more detailed images are provided.