Wind Turbine Construction Starts

Welcome to our construction site!

Here's the alignment ring which is the same diameter as the turbine's column

The rebar in concrete

As these pictures show, construction on our wind turbine generator (WTG) has finally begun!  The excavating was done last week, and this week S&S Forms started laying out the reinforcing bars.  By the time they are done, there will be two dense layers of rebar – top and bottom of a five foot thick cement pad.  In total, they are going to pour 188 yards of cement.

The actual turbine is going to ship from India on December 11 or the 18th, and from there it is 32 days on the water before it gets to Newark.  I am expecting to have more photos towards the end of January of them putting everything together and putting it up.

As for the foundation, we will have photos of that being poured some time next week.

If you are interested in seeing the progress, go to http://hodgesbadge.viewnetcam.com for a live picture.

Rick

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