NYC firm Green Asphalt is the first US company to use Alpha 311 turbines

Green Asphalt plant in New York

Socially-responsible asphalt manufacturer Green Asphalt will be the first company in the United States to install our ground-breaking vertical-axis wind turbines.

Green Asphalt is based in New York City, and manufactures 100% recycled asphalt using reclaimed material, and specialises in green infrastructure and development projects.

The company has ordered 54 turbines, which can generate enough power to meet the energy needs of 43 average American homes.

The power generated by these compact, yet powerful, turbines will be for lighting, asphalt production and Green Asphalt’s recycling operation. The units will be placed on rooftops, alongside a new bulkhead and along the plant’s perimeter wall.

The deal comes hot on the heels of the announcement that London’s iconic O2 Arena will be the first venue in the world to install Alpha 311’s unique turbines.

Green Asphalt Vice President, Jim McMurray, said: “Our entire team is excited about exploring the opportunity and potential relationship with Alpha 311. Powering our 100% recycled asphalt plant with wind would be ground-breaking. Six months ago we never would have imagined it being possible, and now it is starting to become a reality.”

Alpha 311 CEO, Barry Thompson added:  “It feels fitting that the first US company to embrace our technology is based in New York City, which has been a centre for innovation for decades. It’s wonderful the way our small British company has been embraced by the US. We’re excited to see how much of a difference we can make to a company that is already committed to making the world a greener place. This is another exciting step into the future of local and distributed 100% carbon free electricity generation.”

The turbines will be installed at Green Asphalt’s NYC plant in summer 2021.