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Friday, October 16, 2009

The blades are in motion

The Eye of the Wind blades are in motion – somewhat. The post-assembly mechanical work is complete and those with keen eyes will notice that the blades are now spinning freely with the wind at a very slow pace. Though the blades are in motion, the system is not producing any electricity as we still have a few months of electrical work to do before the generator will be connected to our grid in January 2010. Once connected, the blades will be angled in the most optimal direction to the wind which will provide enough force to spin the blades at their top speed of 260km/h at the tips. In the meantime, the elevator installation is in full force.

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