We were all tuned to the video camera on the roof of the building over looking the job site of the Applied Materials Varian Semiconductor Equipment Wind Turbine. “It’s moving! It’s going up! It’s going up!” The offices emptied as everyone came out to see the big lift.
And what a great day! Monday was cloudy and the weather was cold and damp. Yesterday we had a great blue sky as a background.
The whole process of lifting the blade assembly took about an hour. It’s the lift that we’ve all been waiting for. This is the second largest wind turbine in North America! This bad boy will crank out 2.5 megawatts when it is cranking at full capacity.
A bit about the Kenersys K100 2.5MW wind turbine; it has 48.8 meter (160 feet) long blades with a rotor diameter of 100 meters (328 feet). It will rotate at 14.1 revolutions per minute. The hub is 100 meters (328 feet) off the ground. The power train will translate the rotor speed into 1650 rpms to drive the generator.
Full power will be achieved when the wind speed at the hub reaches 26 mile/hour.
Okay, everybody get back to work!
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