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Building-Integrated Wind Arrives at Logan International Airport

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Vol. 15, No. 8). The AVX1000 turbines, mounted along the parapet, take advantage of the acceleration of wind currents as they encounter the face of the building and flow over its roof, which can result in 50% greater power generation than would be possible at a comparable elevation in the absence of the building’s aerodynamic qualities.Massport is considering installation of more of the design-award-winning turbines on its waterfront buildings, pending evaluation of their performance over the next several months. Massport expects a payback period of 12–13 years.

Published August 28, 2008