- From its base to the tip of the blade, it’s 443 feet tall. That’s 23 feet taller than Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster.
- Each of the three blades are 165 feet long. Stacked end to end, they’d be taller than Terminal Tower.
- The turbine is about three times taller than the 147-foot wind turbine at the Great Lakes Science Center.
- Our new wind turbine is the largest in North America, according to County Prosecutor William D. Mason, Chairman of the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Cleveland Welcomes Largest Wind Turbine in North America
While you were sleeping off your Easter sugar high, the Port of Cleveland was celebrating a first for our city: a Kenersys Europe GmbH K100 2.5 Mega-Watt wind turbine. Monday morning the blades and nacelle, or the enclosed section atop the tower that holds the generator and other mechanisms, arrived via ship. Thanks to a loan from Cuyahoga County, the turbine will be installed at The Lincoln Electric Company in Euclid. Here’s how the monumental new wind turbine stacks up: