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Steel Winds - Lackawanna, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 50.637 W 078° 51.822
17T E 674569 N 4745699
Quick Description: Steel Winds consists of 8 windmills along the shores of Lake Erie, just south of Buffalo, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2007 7:11:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM1QDM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 190

Long Description:
The Steel Winds wind farm facility will produce 20 Megawatts of pollution free electric power on the site of the former Lackawanna Steel plant along the shore of Lake Erie. It is believed that Steel Winds is the first "urban" wind farm in the country, and also the first on a "brownfield" site. At the start of operation in 2007, Steel Winds will produce enough electricity for 6,000 homes in the area. The windmills are each 400 feet tall to the tip of the blade at its highest point. There are future plans to expand the wind farm to 20 windmills, which would produce 50 Megawatts of power.

The listed coordinates take you to a park along the lake where the windmills can be observed. This is the closest you can legally come on land, as the windmills are on private land.
Date of Manufacture: 06/05/2007

Purpose: Electricity

Open to the public: no

Is This Windmill Functional?: Yes!

Windmill Farm: yes

Museum on Site: no

Cost: Not Listed

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