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Old 21st May 2015, 01:11
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yr right
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: australia
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Crookwell wind turbine facts.

Each turbine is 450 feet agl. Dia of the blades is 100 meters.

100 meters is a foot ball field.

Now work out at a 12 knot wind speed tip speed.

Look at take off speed of say a 747. Wing length.
Tip vortices

8 deaths in the USA from a direct hit from a blade/ tower
18 accidents from guild wire hits.

Now these don't produce power more than 30% of the time.

These turbines are constant vortices.
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