HARD FACTS – 653.5 FT INDUSTRIAL SCALE TURBINE
(as proposed for Crawford County, OH)
- 71 tons of rebar
- 29 tons of bolt cage
- 772 cubic yards of concrete
- Extremely hard rock, no pilings used
- 72.5 ft. across
- 11 ft. deep
- Transported in 7 sections
- 426.5 ft. tall
- Weighs 188,600 lbs.
- 17 ft. in diameter
- 221 ft. each
- 49,000 lbs. each
- Blade tip height is 653.5 ft. tall (199.2 meters)
- Rotor diameter is 446.2 ft (136 meters).
- 100+ truckloads for crane parts
- 80 truckloads of concrete
- 29 truckloads of turbine components
- Tallest turbine onshore in the U.S.
- There is only one this size
- It is part of the test facility at West Texas A&M Univ.
- When constructed, it was the first of its size outside of China.
- No residential homes in sight for many miles.
INITIAL IMPACT ON CRAWFORD COUNTY
- First full scale industrial facility in U.S. to construct this size of turbine.
- NOT ONE turbine, but 144 turbines in just Phase 1 of project!
- No decrease in Ohio’s low setback number of 1,125 ft. (plus one horizontal blade) with super-sized turbines
- With high population density for rural area, no opportunity to isolate turbines
- Heavy damage to roadways, due to weight and number of truckloads passing through
- Years of road construction, traffic delays, and complete shutdowns due to constant repairs
- Well water issues (poisoned or dry wells)