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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Construction of Army’s First Turbine Winds up at Tooele Depot

  • July 13, 2011
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The Army last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Tooele Army Depot in northern Utah to mark the completion of the first wind turbine at an Army installation.

The 262-foot turbine has 126-foot-long blades and will generate 1.5 megawatts of electricity, saving the depot $200,000 per year. The site averages wind speeds of 14 miles per hour, which exceeds the 12-mph threshold needed to generate electricity, reported Deseret News.

The $3.8 million project was funded through the Energy Conservation and Investment Program.

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