Flagstaff, Ariz. Chevron station cuts ‘fixed’ overhead costs
Wind turbines are part of conservation efforts that reduce utility energy consumption.
Station owners look at electric bills as a fixed cost that you can’t do anything about. But you can. You just have to be proactive about it.
-David Hallum, Vice President, Hallum Inc.
Hallum Inc. is a wholesale branded gasoline distributor and service station operator in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Southern Colorado and Southern Utah.
- Reduce long-term costs
- Use available high-wind resources
- Starting point for other energy efficient upgrades to the station
- Affordable alternative to other green energy options
- Spinning blades capture people’s attention
- Turbine makes a public statement about being environmentally conscious
- Average annual wind speed: 6.4 m/s (14.3 mph)*
- Location: 35.296266,-111.542691
- Two Skystream 3.7 turbines, 10 m and 14 m (33 and 45 ft) monopole towers
- Turbines provide clean, ready-to-use AC power (no external inverter or controller required)
- “Behind the meter” connection reduces stations’ utility energy costs
- Small-scale wind turbines and energy efficiency upgrades cut utility use by about 20 percent
- Spinning turbines next to the highway draw attention from customers and passing motorists while differentiating the station from others in the area
- Wind turbines are part of Hallum’s long-term strategy to reduce costs
*NOAA Satellite and Information Service