A PrimoEnergy EnergiPlant solar windmill was installed today 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.
The windmill will make its official debut at the World Ocean Day event sponsored by the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15500 Perdido Key Drive. Admission is free, and the event will feature a variety of vendors with environmentally-focused games, activities and art to celebrate our coastal ecosystems.
For full event details and a list of vendors please visit the event page at: https://business.perdidochamber.com/events/details/world-ocean-day-22267