07.06.2005 12:00 AM

WJAR to Study Wind Turbine for Powering TV Facilities
NBC station WJAR, channel 10, received a $39,690 grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to study the feasibility of installing a wind turbine at its TV transmitter facility in Rehoboth, Mass. WJAR President/General Manager Lisa Churchville said the station is pleased to receive this grant and excited to start the work. "We are grateful to the members of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative for funding this exploration of the use of alternative sources of electricity for our facility," she said. A wind turbine would save the station energy costs and provide an opportunity to educate the public about the benefits of renewable energy through sites tours and school-based forums.

The WJAR transmitter site covers 156 acres, with two towers, a building, and an adjacent open field. The grant will fund measurement on-site wind resources. The grant will also cover an economic analysis, assessment of electrical interconnection, permitting, the potential for wind-turbine interference with TV transmissions (in certain locations, the rotating blades of a turbine can reflect TV signals and create multipath), and wind turbine visualization, according to the The NBC 10 article.

WJAR engineer Mark McMillan will work with Boreal Renewable Energy Development on the project, which is expected to take about four months.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology