July 7, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Austin-based Austin Grill Restaurants have converted to 100 percent wind generated energy at all six area restaurant locations. According to the company, their move to energy derived from wind provides the equivalent of planting over 200,000 trees or removing 280 automobiles from the area roadways. Mountaineer Wind Energy Center, located in Thomas, West Virginia will be generating the power to run all six of Austin Grill’s area locations. This wind farm has 44 wind turbines that generate enough power to support approximately 22,000 homes. Austin Grill’s commitment will utilize approximately 75 percent of one turbine’s yearly capacity with the addition of the company’s newest location in Silver Springs, Maryland.