Ribbon cut on New York City’s first commercial-scale wind turbine in Sunset
Positive change is in the wind in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn waterfront at the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the 30th Street Pier is the new home to New York City’s first commercial scale wind turbine. The windmill, which stands at nearly 160 feet tall, was officially unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 14.
“This came from a couple of years of planning and then a few years of permitting,” said General Manager of Sims Municipal Recycling Tom Outerbridge. “It came from the general idea that we had that this facility was very special and it should showcase as many sustainable, environmentally-sound features and technologies as possible. Hopefully, the community considers it a good contribution to the Brooklyn waterfront. It’s another positive distinguishing factor for Brooklyn.”
Sims commissioned the wind turbine, while Northern Power Systems Corp manufactured it and Aegis Renewable Energy installed it.