Installing turbines on LRT poles (ProgRailroading)

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The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) will install 12 small wind turbines on top of poles on the Tilikum Crossing bridge next week to complete one of the final elements of the MAX light-rail Orange Line construction.

The $350,000 turbines will generate electricity to be stored in batteries that power lights at night, according to a TriMet press release. Once installed, tested and activated, Portland State University’s Mechanical Engineering School which will track performance of the turbines. Results from the pilot project may be used in future transit projects.

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Written by Long Branch Mike