Murphy Windmill will soon spin again
Taking walks along Ocean Beach and through Golden Gate Park is one of my favorite parts of living in the city (NYC’s Central Park can’t compare). Each time I saw the Murphy Windmill, I couldn’t help but be reminded of my childhood and the random Swedish influences that were sprinkled throughout. Knowing that they were taking the time to restore such a landmark was heart-warming. More news came out today via The Examiner that the windmill will not only be restored to operational, it will be used as an alternative energy source.
According to the article, it will cost nearly $4 million to make this happen. I’m all for alternative energy, especially in such a good location, but DAMN that is a lot! How much does a new-age wind farm cost? How much electricity do they reckon Murphy will be able to generate?