City to install turbines with NYU-Poly's help

The next time you're looking at the city skyscape you might notice a change at the top of some buildings: wind turbines.

As part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC, a plan to revitalize the city's infrastructure while keeping green practices in mind, the mayor hopes to shift production of electricity to renewable resources.

And now the New York City Economic Development Corporation is partnering with AeroCity Wind, which is working alongside NYU-Poly under their NYC ACRE project, to build wind turbines in various locations around the city.

"We have a three-kilowatt rated vertical access turbine specifically built for areas, like cities, with a lot of turbulence and wind gusts," AeroCity CEO Russell Tencer said.  AeroCity plans to install its first New York City turbine sometime this summer.

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