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Rooftop Power

A U.S. company, Synergy Viridis, LLC, has a windpower product that really makes sense. It consists of small wind turbines that can be installed on the the roofs of office and high rise residences. Each turbine produces 1.7 to 2.5 kw of power. As I look out the windows of Canadian Business’s office in Toronto, there are 100s of buildings that would qualify to have at least one of these units. If 5,000 buildings in Canada installed one rooftop wind or solar energy plant with an average output of one kw, that would be five megawatts of power. That’s about what the six nuclear reactors at the Bruce nuclear complex produce. Once installed, these rooftop units would produce power without generating one gram of carbon or using any land. Sounds like a win win situation to me.