The Perry Avenue Building got them. The Port Authority wants them in New York Harbor. Now, the city is planning to build a wind turbine atop a water tower on Van Dyke Street in Red Hook. However, the small turbine would generate enough energy a year to power just one home. Is it worth it?
Economic Development Corporation spokeswoman Vivian Liao told Brooklyn Paper that's what they're trying to test with the $12,500, city-financed project, and if it proves successful, more of the smaller turbines could be installed. But Debra Salomon of New York City College of Technology said what matters most is that they're testing them in the first place. "If everyone is afraid [to do something that could fail], then renewable energy will never happen." And if they do fail, well, at least Don Quixote can take care of them for us.