Building a Wind Turbine


A video record of the new Vestas v82 wind turbine erected on the St. Olaf campus in Northfield Minnesota

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    • flybruno93 on April 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm
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    Pwer Wind fìgroup made very beautiful Turbine no Vesta!!!!
    • zeekwolfe on April 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm
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    Thanks for the nice music. Normally videos like this would have hideous rock drums and loud guitars.
    • Purloise38 on April 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm
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    Mmmm… Danish.
    • eltechno on April 23, 2010 at 11:43 pm
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    Yes it does. It is a Norwegian folk dance for stone workers. Yes, I know there s no stone work in erecting a wind turbine but St. Olaf College owns its own limestone quarry so that any new buildings will be surfaced with same stone as the others on campus. We forget that the ability to work stone was very common among the Norwegian immigrants–so it is not SO surprising that a school founded by them would treat stone so seriously.
    • Thymonico on April 24, 2010 at 12:16 am
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    Hey! That second tune has a norwegian fiddle in it! 😀
    • gameprohalo on April 24, 2010 at 1:09 am
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    how much will be that
    • bigshugdorman on April 24, 2010 at 1:55 am
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    its nice to meet people who actually think wind turbines are kewl i work at a factory in the united states were we build turbines they are very inpressize machines and the bird problem is actually solved with many deterants that are designed for that i would say more but it is conflict of interst for me lol
    • datzfast on April 24, 2010 at 2:16 am
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    i visited a wind farm cell phone in hand with camera, sorry no dead wildlife to photograph, in fact it was not even noisy.
    maby the dead ones had rotted months ago? or as i suspect the thirty mile hour winds and high altitude are not natural enviornments for birds to be flying in. not very energy cost effective for the bird species i suspect.. i just cant wait for your response but your not going to get a response.
    • eltechno on April 24, 2010 at 2:54 am
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    Not a bad guess, actually. This wind turbine was erected at a Norwegian-Lutheran college with a world-class choral department. Just before the it was put up, the school’s Lutheran Chaplain gave a sermon describing how this wind turbine was part of the college’s commitment to moral virtue. So the choral music is by the St. Olaf Choir and the rest is as Norwegian as I could find (even though the turbine is Danish.)
    • FarOutFarSpace on April 24, 2010 at 3:18 am
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    What is this music? It make me feel like I’m watching a church service for the god of wind. lol
    • windsmith2010 on April 24, 2010 at 4:11 am
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    hes wearing one no construction company would let an employee go up with out one not to mention OSHA would be all over them with well over 30,000 U.S dollars in fines so discomfort or 500K in fines your employers gonna tell you tough shit and toss you a harness
    • windsmith2010 on April 24, 2010 at 4:15 am
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    i like you eltechno haha i agree 100 % with vertical axis wind turbines or VAWTS there are to many draw backs and design flaws on paper there are a good concept but in actuality not so much interesting fact there are about 10 different companies that produce wind turbines each with about 10 models not one a vawt another fact there is NO commercially produced vawt EVER and for good reasons
    • windsmith2010 on April 24, 2010 at 4:57 am
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    but they do kill avion species but that aspect it factored into consideration of where to put the turbine if endangered birds are at risk you will not get the ok same with all wild life
    • windsmith2010 on April 24, 2010 at 5:54 am
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    this depends on how large and how small, the location, and the brand of turbine
    • windsmith2010 on April 24, 2010 at 6:10 am
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    well birds and other flying things are killed but they take that into concideration when zoning turbines
    • windsmith2010 on April 24, 2010 at 6:47 am
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    if there was a major threat to the bat it wouldnt be up. im a northfield native going to school for my A.A.S in wind energy so if any one has any questions feel free to contact me i would love to inform northfield about the power, benefits, and information on wind energy
    • pacificcresttrans on April 24, 2010 at 7:16 am
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    Interesting video. Many consumers are gradually accepting renewable energy sources such as the wind to do their bit for the environment. Building a wind turbine at home is a good step in this direction. Transformer company, Pacific Crest Transformers offers various products and solutions to the wind energy sector.
    • SenorSpode on April 24, 2010 at 7:21 am
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    Try telling those moron eco-freaks that…in America, there’s two things that are cataclysmically dangerous when combined: rhetoric and media.
    • datzfast on April 24, 2010 at 8:20 am
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    @SenorSpode do bats fly at that altitude, i think not
    • Maverick747uk on April 24, 2010 at 9:01 am
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    thanks for the info..how about the prop, i cant quite see in the vid..is that bolted onto a flange also???
    • airforcecraig3793 on April 24, 2010 at 9:50 am
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    each section has a number of bolts, the first might have 120 and the second 100. These bolts might range from 60mm to 46 mm, and it also depends on the tower.
    After the two flanges touch they make sure the holes line up and start putting in the bolts. After so many bolts are in they will cable the crane down to a certian wait then tighten up a certian percentage.
    • airforcecraig3793 on April 24, 2010 at 10:33 am
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    where was that guys harnass calling in that tower!!!lol
    • BigAl1048 on April 24, 2010 at 11:05 am
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    -agree w/ S.Spode it really is that simple! let them freeze to death in the dark

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    • leakedfromtv on April 24, 2010 at 11:23 am
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    vawt > hawt
    • SenorSpode on April 24, 2010 at 11:28 am
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    Some dumbass ecoterrorist group wants to either outlaw or sabotage these windmills because some ‘endangered’ bat species keeps flying into the blades. Sure. Right. They can just go carpool in their gas-guzzling BMW SUVs to the next Al Gore propaganda lecture, those hypocrites.

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