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Old 02-23-2010, 06:43 PM
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Default Wind Generator Farm (and Ranger)

Wind generators here in Illinois and my Ranger.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:47 PM
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How big are those? They have been planning to put them up here in are area.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:19 PM
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They are huge! I passed a semi on the freeway hauling 2 blades and couldn't believe the size.

Nice pictures too.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:27 PM
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The ones around here are about 300foot tall. They are huge. Huge and a total waste, if you ask me.
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Nice pics! They are absolutely gigantic Mykhael.

Turbines used in wind farms for commercial production of electric power are usually three-bladed and pointed into the wind by computer-controlled motors. These have high tip speeds of over 320 km/h (200 miles per hour), high efficiency, and low torque ripple, which contribute to good reliability. The blades are usually colored light gray to blend in with the clouds and range in length from 20 to 40 metres (65 to 130 ft) or more. The tubular steel towers range from 60 to 90 metres (200 to 300 feet) tall. The blades rotate at 10-22 revolutions per minute. At 22 rotations per minute the tip speed exceeds 300 ft per second.[15][16] A gear box is commonly used to step up the speed of the generator, although designs may also use direct drive of an annular generator. Some models operate at constant speed, but more energy can be collected by variable-speed turbines which use a solid-state power converter to interface to the transmission system. All turbines are equipped with shut-down features to avoid damage at high wind speeds.
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How big are those? They have been planning to put them up here in are area.

Big.
Height: 250 feet
Rotor Diameter: 269 feet

A company called Horizon constructed 240 Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind mills here... here's a nice rundown of faqs:
http://www.horizonwind.com/company/d...ner_lo_res.pdf
http://www.vestas.com/en/media/brochures.aspx
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:53 PM
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Here's some more pictures.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:47 PM
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Looks good, I've also got a wind farm within a mile of my house.
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Very cool pictures.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:43 AM
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Very cool pictures.
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