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Cape Bridgewater Windfarm
Victoria

The 58MW Cape Bridgewater wind farm is the second stage of the Portland Wind Energy Project and was the largest in Victoria when completed in 2008. The wind farm  has 29 2MW turbines producing on average 195 GWh per annum, enough to supply about 35,000 homes with electricity.

The 67 tonne heavy nacelles sit on 69 metres high towers. The 3 blades have a diameter of 82 metres and the weight of blades and hub is 40 tonnes.

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Copyright: Klaus Mayer
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Taken: 25/01/2010
Uploaded: 17/07/2011
Updated: 06/10/2014
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Tags: windfarm; renewable energy; portland; victoria; australia; wind turbines
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