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Great River Energy Wind Turbine - Maple Grove, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FSU*Noles
N 45° 05.704 W 093° 26.123
15T E 465741 N 4993603
Quick Description: This is the wind turbine at Great River Energy's company headquarters in Maple Grove, MN. It was moved from Denmark to the U.S., and when it was installed in 2007, it was one of only five wind turbines running in a North American metro area.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 12:37:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM3TZV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 161

Long Description:
This 160-foot windmill is the focal point for Great River Energy's "sustainable energy" headquarters building. GRE is an electric-utility cooperative that serves much of Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin.

The entire campus is a study in energy efficiency and sustainable features, and the wind turbine is the most visible feature of all. Public walking paths and informative plaques describe GRE's energy efforts all around the building, and anyone who walks the trails here will find themselves directly at the base of this impressive windmill.

Please check out the enclosed picture of the wind turbine's plaque for more information about it's use and capabilities. Thanks!
Purpose: Electricity

Open to the public: yes

Is This Windmill Functional?: Yes!

Windmill Farm: no

Museum on Site: no

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

Cost: Not Listed

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