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Antarctic Wind Turbines Put Renewable Energy Online

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jan 18, 2010   Updated: Aug 9 2011 • References: google and greendiary
Three 39 meter-tall Antarctic wind turbines that can handle wind gusts of up to 200 kilometers per hour are generating energy. The largest power generation wind farm in Antarctica is situated on Crater Hill between the McMurdo Station and Scott Base.

The United States and New Zealand partnered on the wind turbine project in order to produce renewable energy and reduce the dependence upon the half-million liters of diesel fuel they consume annually.

Implications - In today's eco-conscious society, consumers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to increase the degree to which they are living a green lifestyle. Businesses that work to offer a wide range of services in environmentally friendly ways are likely to appeal to these consumers.