Beautiful Windmills

Wind Turbine at North Cape, PEI I spent yesterday morning getting a tour of the Atlantic Wind Test Site and the new North Cape Wind Power Plant at North Cape.

You cannot possibly imagine the size of the beautiful new wind turbines being installed at the site. By the end of the year there will be 8 of the turbines pictured here. To get some idea of the scale of the photo, the rectangular bit at the top of the tower is about the size of a Range Rover and the blades would not fit comfortably in your house (unless you have a very big house).

The entire assembly at the top comes overseas from Denmark in a standard shipping container (the blades come in a slightly longer container). Apparently there is about 2 inches of clearance on either side of the gear once the container is loaded.

No news yet on the ability to purchase green power from Maritime Electric, but apparently things are in the works.


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Steven Garrity on October 6, 2001 - 15:14 Permalink

Great photo.