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Now That’s a Wind Turbine Blade!

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The wind turbine blades on wind farms in Oklahoma are 116-feet in length but the ones to be used in the nation’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island will dwarf them.

They will be more than twice the size of the typical Oklahoma wind farm turbine blade…..240 feet long.  The first of the blades arrived this week. Fifteen are to be brought to Block Island Wind Farm site by boat in August.

With blades that size, it’ll require a much taller tower. The towers in Oklahoma are typically 212 feet tall but combined with the 116-foot blades, they reach a total height of 328 feet.