- Cleveland State University removed its plastic-corkscrew wind turbine from Progressive Field last week due to wind damage sustained while it was shut down during the winter.
- The turbine was part of a CSU project and was supposed to operate for a minimum of two years, but university spokesman Joe Mosbrook said it was up long enough to prove the concept would work.
- The Cleveland Indians hosted the turbine as part of a sustainability commitment, and the four turbines mounted on the plastic helix were able to generate over 4.5 times more energy than they would without the helix, prompting interest from companies interested in mounting them on communications towers to generate energy during power outages.
From the article:
The distinctive, plastic-corkscrew wind turbine mounted atop the southeast corner of Progressive Field was removed last Thursday, one year after it was installed.
Cleveland State University took it down much earlier than planned because it was damaged – ironically from the wind. ...