Recorded during 2014 Illinois Solar Tour. This solar powered sunflower is located inside Southwind Park in Springfield Illinois – off Interstate 55 take Toronto Road exit 90. At night this sunflower can be seen from I-55.
Unfortunately wind turbine on property is still needing repaired. Company who manufactured it is no longer in business. Some smaller turbine producers have ceased operation – large scale wind turbine manufacturers have flourished in United States and worldwide.
I didn’t have wind reduction enabled during recording. It was a windy day – so you might want to make sure to turn volume down.
Southwind Park sets a new national standard not just for accessibility, but also for environmental excellence. Every area and feature of the 80-acre park exceeds ADA accessibility requirements. Erin’s Pavilion is a Platinum LEED certified building. Other eco-friendly features include wetlands, a wind turbine, solar panels and a geothermal system.
Haenig Electric installs a pole mounted solar panel system at the new Southwind Park in Springfield, Illinois
Businesses should lead the green revolution Experts gather in Springfield for symposium on environmental improvement
Solar power talk set for TuesdayUniversity of Illinois student team member will present a solar power program at Sustainable Springfield Inc.’s next meeting.
Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is a consortium of Illinois community colleges working to grow the green economy of Illinois