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How large are wind turbines?

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.

Wind Turbine Scales - Showing hub height ranges for common turbines

Wind Turbine Scales – Showing hub height ranges for common turbines

 

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

 

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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

If you are in the Republic of Ireland, or overseas, the first step is to consider our modular Windpower Feasibility Study, so please Contact us to discuss your site further.

Start the process here: Take the Wind Site Self-Assessment