BOSTON—Twenty five-blade wind turbines will generate renewable energy for Logan International Airport’s Office Center.
Provided by AeroVironment Inc., the Architectural Wind system is part of a project commissioned by the Massachusetts Port Authority. It is a modular, building-integrated wind turbine system that takes advantage of natural acceleration of wind speed resulting from a building’s aerodynamic properties. The increased wind speed can boost electrical power generation by more than 50%, compared to systems located outside of the “acceleration zone,” according to AeroVironment.
Logan International Airport is home to the nation’s first airport terminal awarded Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council.