Bills Have Deal For New Stadium Power Source

November 4, 2011 Updated Nov 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM EDT

By David Bertola, Buffalo Business First Reporter

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Bills Have Deal For New Stadium Power Source

November 4, 2011 Updated Nov 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY ( Business First ) The Buffalo Bills reached an agreement with WindStream Technologies Inc. to install micro-wind turbines to generate supplemental energy for Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The agreement represents an effort by the Bills to evaluate alternative power sources, including Western New York's natural abundance of wind. The WindStream TurboMill units, installed on the west end of the stadium beneath the video scoreboard, are expected to begin producing power in time for the Bills home game against the New York Jets on Nov. 6. This represents the first deployment of micro-wind technology in an NFL stadium.

WindStream Technologies said it has invested more than three years in design, engineering, testing, and optimization of its wind energy device, working with a global network of innovation and technology providers. TurboMill is manufactured in North Vernon, Ind., and sold and distributed worldwide.

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