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    Source:  Crawford Anti-Wind/Crawford Neighbors United PAC

    Hard Facts – 653.5 ft Industrial Scale Turbine  

    Source:  Crawford Anti-Wind/Crawford Neighbors United PAC | Impacts, Ohio, Publications


    HARD FACTS – 653.5 FT INDUSTRIAL SCALE TURBINE
    (as proposed for Crawford County, OH)

    THE FOUNDATION

    • 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

    THE TOWER

    • Transported in 7 sections
    • 426.5 ft. tall

    THE GENERATOR

    • Weighs 188,600 lbs.
    • 17 ft. in diameter

    THE BLADES

    • 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).

    TRANSPORTING

    • 100+ truckloads for crane parts
    • 80 truckloads of concrete
    • 29 truckloads of turbine components

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • 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)

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