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Northfield

Windturbine, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

 

The wind turbine of the Carleton College was dedicated in September of 2004.

 

The Danish company N.E.G. Micon recently designed and built the unit. The turbine is capable of producing 6 millions of kilowatt hour of power wich is about 40% of Carleton's electrical needs.

 

The turbine sits on a 70 meter (230 feet) high tower. The diameter of the blades is 82 meters (270 feet).

 

The unit is designed for a 20-year life.

 

The turbine cost $1.8 millon.

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Taken on September 10, 2006