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Kenston Project Details


Wind and Solar Installation by the Numbers


OUR WIND TURBINE
TURBINE TYPE: Aeronautica 54-750
SIZE: 750 kW (Medium Utility Class)
FOUNDATION FOOTPRINT: 18’ x 18’ Exposed, 40’ x 40’ underground (10’ Deep), with eight (8), 2 ½’ foot by 14’ deep piers
TOWER HEIGHT: 65 Meters (213 feet)
BLADE / ROTOR DIAMETER: 54 Meters (177 feet)
INDIVIDUAL BLADE LENGTH: 26 Meters (85 feet)
OVERALL HEIGHT (Ground to Blade Tip): 92 Meters (302 feet)
WEIGHTS: Overall Weight: 278,450 lbs. (Does not include Foundation)
Rotor (Blades & Hub): 24,250 lbs.
Nacelle (Section located at top of Tower): 51,800 lbs.
Tower:  202,400 lbs.
START SPEED: Generation starts at approximately 7 mph, reaches maximum generation (750 kW) at 26 mph
DATA COLLECTED: Wind Speed, Wind Directional, Temperature, Power Output, Rotation Speed and Energy Produced
POWER:  Our Turbine produces approximately 1.3 million Kilowatt Hours per year or approximately 70% of the High School’s annual electric consumption.  This is enough to power 121 conventional or 242 energy efficient Ohio homes.

All major components of the Wind Turbine were manufactured in the United States.

OUR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC
FIXED ARRAY SIZE: 2,160 square feet, 126 Panels, 30,240 watts
FIXED REFERENCE ARRAY SIZE: 103 square feet, 6 Panels, 1,440 watts(Located on the last row closest to the flag pole)
DUAL AXIS TRACKER ARRAY SIZE: 103 square feet, 6 Panels, 1,440 watts
TOTAL PANELS: 138 Sunmodule 240 Watt Poly-Crystalline Panels
POWER: 33.12 Kilowatts (33,120 watts)
INVERTERS: Three (3) Aurora Commercial three-phase 10,000 watts (for Fixed array) and twelve (12) Enphase Microinverters three-phase 215 watt (for Reference and Tracker Array)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 30+ Years (Panels Warranted 25 Years)
POWER: Our Solar produces approximately 35,484 Kilowatt Hours per. This is enough to power 3 conventional or 6 energy efficient Ohio homes for a year.

Notes: 1,000 Watt equals 1 Kilowatt
All major components of the Solar PV System were manufactured in the United States.

OUR SOLAR THERMAL BOOSTER SYSTEM
ARRAY SIZE: 8 feet by 10 feet
PANELS: Two (2) Alternative Energy Technologies AE-Series Model 40 Collectors
POWER: 79,200 British Thermal Units (BTU)
TANK SIZE: 119 Gallons
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 30+ Years (Collectors Warranted 10 Years)
POWER:  This is enough to supply 1 conventional Ohio home with domestic hot water.

All major components of the Solar Thermal System were manufactured in the United States.

Did you know?
Every day, more solar energy falls on the earth than we use in an entire year!