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Capture the Wind Tour Pictures

ctw-logoWelcome to the Capture The Wind Turbine Construction Tour. In 1998, Moorhead Public Service started construction of its first wind turbine (affectionately referred to as "Zephyr").

Construction of Zephyr was made possible with the support of 437 customers who signed up to participate as Charter Members in the Capture The Wind program. Their dedication shows our community's commitment to support clean, renewable energy projects. Their efforts have changed the skyline of Moorhead forever.

 

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony


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Building the Road


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Digging the Foundation


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Placing Re-bar in the Foundation


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Setting the Turbine Base


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Securing the Base with Re-bar


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Pouring the Concrete Foundation


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500-ton Crane Arrives


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Tower Components Arrive


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Inside the Tower


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Assembling the Tower


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Placing the Transformer


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Placing the Bottom Segment of Tower


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Erecting the Tower


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Connecting the Tower


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Lifting the Nacelle


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Connecting the Nacelle


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Assembling the Turbine Blades


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Connecting the Blades to the Hub


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Picking the Blades


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Finishing Touches


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