Ashland winds power Southern Oregon homes
Ashland winds power Southern Oregon homesBy Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings, Dec. 25, 2010
ASHLAND -- The wind that blows across the Grizzly Peak foothills northeast of Ashland is strong enough that Interstate 5 drivers feel it buffeting their cars.
Three neighbors near Butler Creek Road are harnessing that power to generate electricity with 13 Windspire wind turbines on and below a nearby ridge.
The cylindrical turbines are quiet, and they don't have the fanlike blades of more traditional windmills that can chop into birds. And unlike their 60-foot-tall cousins, the turbines can tap into slower-moving wind near the ground at 30 feet tall. . .Read more here.