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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Visit to Anacortes, Washington

Work on the Grouse Mountain Wind Turbine is moving fast. Today we had a chance to zip down to Anacortes, Washington, where the structural tower of the wind turbine is being manufactured. As is typical, the tower is built in three sections, each just over 20 metres long. Our custom built tower is the first in the world designed to support a publicly-accessible elevator. There’s still a fair amount of work to do, but it was very satisfying to see the sections in person. However, experiencing how truly big these components are has reminded us of the challenge we’ll have bringing them up to Grouse Mountain (no helicopters for these guys – they’re too heavy).

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