May 19, 2008 – Wind Turbine Assembly Day 1

Today, the wind turbine tower assembly began!

Here’s the automatic pipe cutter doing its job on cutting a pipe to length. Last week five 21 foot long pipes were dropped off at the end of the driveway and I moved them closer to the turbine with the tractor. The pipes are heavy – about 375 pounds each!

Applying paint to the pipes.

Cutting the guy wires for the towers.

There’s lots of drilling in the pipes for brackets and various other connecting pieces.

Moving the pipes that will be part of the tower assembly into place. I thought this was an easy and clever way to move a very heavy piece of tower.

Working on the assembly of the tower to one of the footings. Tomorrow, there will be more to report!

one year ago…”Trees All Tucked In”