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Berkshire East Ski Area is the World's First Self-Sufficient Ski Park

By: Jordan M - Published: Feb 21, 2011   Updated: May 5 2011 • References: berkshireeast and berkshireeast
Berkshire East Ski Area is the first ski resort in the world to generate all of its energy needs on-site, and the remarkable feat was made possible via a 900-kilowatt wind turbine.

Largely paid for with state and federal funding, Berkshire East Ski Area's giant wind turbine has the double benefit of not only drastically reducing the ski resort's carbon footprint, but also of sharply cutting down on the its energy costs.

Implications - The Berkshire East Ski Area was built in hopes to start up wind turbine projects all across the country. The project will eliminate an astonishing 1400 greenhouse gasses from the air per year, making it one of the most eco-friendly projects to date.