Ocean City Home Approved To Use Wind Power

An Ocean City family has been granted approval to install wind turbines on the roof of their home on the boardwalk, unanimously approved by the town council. The three turbines will be the first to be installed on the roof of a single-family residence in the resort town. Municipal Planning and Development Director Jesse Houston told the council that the turbines will be the same color as the building’s roof and will make less noise than the town’s 55-decibel limit, which is about the sound of a normal conversation. At peak production, they will produce 7.5 kilowatts per hour. The family has been lobbying for permission to install the turbines on their home since 2011.