How large are wind turbines ? When seen in the wider landscape it is often difficult to judge the size of a turbine without something to scale it against.
The diagram below shows scale representations of the most popular wind turbines that we specify, and in each case on the shortest and tallest towers offered for each model. Alongside are St Pauls cathedral to give you an idea of their scale. The table below then summarises each turbine’s specifications.
|Maximum Power Output||Example Turbine||Rotor Diameter||Tower Height(s)|
|55 kW||Endurance E-3120||19.2 metres||25 & 37 metres|
|100 kW||Norvento nED-100||24 m||25, 30 & 36 m|
|225 kW||Endurance X-35||35 m||31 & 40 m|
|500 kW||EWT DW52/54 or Enercon E53/48/44||44 to 54 metres||40 to 75 metres|
|800 kW||Enercon E53/48/44||44 to 53 metres||40 to 75 metres|
|1.5 MW||GE 1.5sle||77 metres||65 & 80 metres|
|2 – 3 MW||Enercon E82||82 metres||78, 85, 98, 109 & 138 m|
Want to install a wind turbine?
If you are in the UK then take our Wind Site Self-Assessment - Step 1 of our modular Windpower Feasibility Study. It takes about 20 minutes to work through the basic checks to see if your site might be suitable, including:
- Estimating wind speed
- Checking proximity of nearby properties
- Checking site access and approach roads
- Investigating connection with the grid