Nelson County, Virginia
After more than a year of weaving in and out of regulatory requirements, Nelson County has its first official wind turbine that is generating electricity. “It actually hooks right into our electric panel which goes directly into the grid,” says Steve Crandall owner of Devils Backbone Brewing Company and founder of EcoTecture, a residential and commercial wind turbine company based here in Nelson. He’s also the owner of Tectonics II Builders located in Beech Grove.
“It feeds into the panel. It will augment the electrical needs that we’re doing in the brewery. It won’t come anywhere near supplying what we need, but it helps hedge us against future energy costs and inflation,” Steve continued.
Steve says the particular type of turbine installed at DBBC can supply somewhere in the neighborhood of 400-500 kilowatt hours of electricity per month, depending on wind. “If you have really good wind you can get up to 2000 kilowatt hours from this size turbine.”
For more information about wind turbines that create electricity, head over to Steve Crandall’s EcoTecture web site: http://virginiaturbine.com/