Berkshire East - Charlemont, Massachusetts
The PowerWind 56 is located in the Berkshire East ski area in northeastern Massachusetts.
Positioned on a 450 m high mountain top, the wind turbine is exposed to many turbulences and constant changes of wind speed and direction. In winter, temperatures drop to -20 °C.
Nevertheless the wind turbine is reducing the energy costs of the ski resort significantly and produces up to 140 % of the energy required to power the ski area.