09 Oct '12, 8pm

Cape Cod wind turbines help #AirForce top DOD energy goals

CAPE COD AIR FORCE STATION, Mass. -- Change is blowing into Cape Cod Air Force Station as the 6th Space Warning Squadron receives two new wind turbines here saving an estimated $1 million in annual energy costs. The new wind turbines are expected to cut the station's energy cost by 50 percent after the project's expected completion November 2013. According to Steve Mellin, 6th SWS support officer, the new wind turbines will put Cape Cod AFS in line with the Air Force's goal of using 25 percent renewable energy by 2025. "Where we're stationed here on the Massachusetts seashore, there is extremely high potential to generate wind energy. We're in one of the better spots on the East Coast to take advantage of the wind energy," Mellin said. The new turbines will help power the PAVE Phased Array Warning System, Mellin said. PAVE is a radar system used to detect and track sea-lau...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123321509

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