Project at a Glance
Rickenbacker Air Base, Ohio (USA)
Four turbines installed in unison feed energy back into the grid through a single set of electronics, offsetting local base energy consumption
Four roof-mounted eddyGT wind turbines take advantage of strong prevailing winds
• Exceeded National Guard requirements for safety and reliability
• eddyGT’s generate up to 4000 watts of energy
• Connected to Guard’s existing energy system; helps offset energy costs to meet green energy goals
In November 2010, 4 eddyGT vertical axis wind turbines were installed at the Rickenbacker Air national Guard Base at the 121st Air Refueling Wing (ARW). The wind turbines were installed to partially power the base through wind energy, helping Rickenbacker meet its green energy goals.
The 4 eddyGTs generate up to 4000 watts of energy, which is directly fed into the grid. The commander of the 121st ARW Civil Engineering Squadron had wanted to do a wind power project for years, but was previously unable to find a product that met the reliability and cost requirements sought. The eddyGT was perfect for the national Guard’s needs and was funded by money set aside for energy projects. The turbines are connected to the Guard unit’s existing energy management system to report their performance.
“This is just a fraction of the total building load, but it is a step in the right direction. In the near future we hope to start other projects here at Rickenbacker to help us meet our green energy goals,” - Lt. Col. Mike Troxel