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:

  • 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.

1 comment:

Josh said...

Pretty sure this is the last thing Cuyahoga County should be spending/loaning money on...

Especially with all the budget deficits...this makes no sense...