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|
Are you considering a wind turbine project?
The first step to develop any wind power site is to conduct a full Wind Turbine Feasibility Study.