Huron Wind

By: Lesley

Apr 04 2011

Category: Grey-Bruce

15 Comments

Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:18.2mm
ISO:80
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:DMC-ZS7

Huron Wind is the first commercial wind farm in Ontario. Located in southwestern Ontario near the shores of Lake Huron, there are five Vesta wind turbines here, but next to it is the larger Enbridge wind farm which has 110 turbines. The height of each turbine is 78 metres from the base to the highest blade. The blades are 39 metres long. On the top is a box (the bit that says Huron Wind) that is the size of a bus and holds the cooling systems, generator, shaft and gearbox.

Participating in Blue Monday and My World Tuesday

15 comments on “Huron Wind”

  1. The size is enormous. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Lesley.

  2. It must look so impressive to see all of those wind turbines at work. That is a cool picture.

    Becky K.

  3. A very good shot of he pretty blue sky and the wind turbines. We have a few similar to this in Texas.

  4. Wind turbines are truly amazing, I agree. I have seen quite a few up near Shelburne and they are HUGE! Neat shot!

  5. They are indeed amazing! Terrific capture, Lesley! Love those BLUE skies! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

  6. Our hills are surrounded with these odd creatures. I love driving past or through them – their size is incredible!

  7. Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I wonder if they checked for wildlife flyways. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  9. renewable energy is the way to go. more of this kind please.

    photo cache

  10. Clean as a whistle! I love to see this type of power harnessed. Thanks for sharing your Ontario world, Leslie. 🙂

  11. They look so elegant! Looks like a perfect day.

  12. Size of a bus? Wow! I have yet to learn about wind farms. Thanks for sharing.

  13. You have so much hydro power, why do you need wind farm? Though I am all for it.

    Some people say it causes noise pollution.


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