Perdido Key Community Center gets new solar windmill

A PrimoEnergy EnergiPlant solar windmill was installed at the Perdido Key Community Center, in time for World Ocean Day on June 8. The windmill, equipped with a 1200W wind turbine and four 50W solar panels, will also provide seating and phone charging capabilities. Funds to purchase the windmill were provided by Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill’s District 2 discretionary funds.

The windmill is part of a larger effort to provide amenities along the future Perdido Key Multi-Use Path. When complete, the multi-use path will extend approximately 6.2 miles from the Alabama-Florida state line, eastward through Perdido Key State Park to River Road along the north side of Perdido Key Drive and provide safe access for cyclists and pedestrians.

“I would like to thank the team at PrimoEnergy and the firefighters from Station 19 who assisted with the windmill’s installation, along with Escambia County Public Works who provided the concrete pad and connecting sidewalks,” said District 2 County Commissioner Doug Underhill.

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