Archive for July, 2009

The Big Wind Maps Belmar’s Wind Fetch

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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The installation of a seventh anemometer on the roof of the 10th Avenue Pavilion next week will provide The Big Wind and the Belmar Green Team with a comprehensive understanding of how wind flows through the Borough.

The UGE-4K: Poetry in Motion and Much More

Monday, July 20th, 2009


Urban Green Energy recently posted a video of its 4kW in motion; click on the image to see how it works.

Is it poetry in motion?  We think so, but there’s much more to this gracious work of art than aesthetics.  The UGE 4kW vertical axis wind turbine was designed to power an average American home when the average wind speed is just over 10 mph (16 km/h).

This VAWT gives you the power to choose clean, renewable energy for your home or business. Quieter than a human whisper, the UGE 4kW can be installed on a tower, on a roof, or just about anywhere.

Belmar Moves Forward with Additional Wind Testing.

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

With assistance from Belmar Public Works and Mike Supko, Sr. of Belmar, The Big Wind successfully placed two additional anemometers in Belmar on July 8.

Meeting at 8 AM on the roof of the 5th Avenue Taylor Pavilion, the “installation team” reviewed the rooftop site to ensure that the anemometer was properly positioned.  Once the equipment was in place, the team confirmed that data was being collected and discovered that winds at that height were blowing at 23.5 mph — and the early morning view was spectacular!

Later, the team moved to the Belmar Marina, where Rich from the Belmar Department of Public Works brought his expertise to the project, as well as a pole for mounting the anemometer.  Rich took the lead in attaching the anemometer to the pole and securing the mounted anemometer to ensure that the equipment remained in place.

Over the next several weeks, these devices, as well as those placed earlier in late June, will collect data on wind speeds and patterns, which Belmar will use to determine the most effective way to harvest wind energy for the Borough.