SACO, Maine—A 100-foot wind turbine has been hoisted into place in Saco, where it will provide power to a new train station the city is building.
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The windmill will generate 90 kilowatt hours per year and is billed as the first mid-size turbine to be erected in Maine.
Saco City Councilor Eric Cote said the turbine cost $200,000 and should pay for itself in about 12 years. The city plans to install another wind turbine this year at the middle school.
The new train station for the Downeaster passenger train is expected to be open later this year.