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Pirelli Plans Wind Turbine to Cut Costs

(Akron/Tire Review) Pirelli SpA is considering plans for a 393-foot tall wind turbine at its factory in Carlisle, U.K.

The £2 million turbine would generate 20% of the tire plant’s energy and create savings of £700,000 a year.

The first phase is to erect a 45-meter tall mast to measure wind speeds and directions. “If the wind speeds match data collected over the years at Carlisle Airport, then we can put forward a final working proposal to Milan,” a Pirelli spokesman said.

The mast will be erected on June 8 and remain in place for a year. The factory has set a target of having the turbine fully operational in the second half of 2007.

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