How big are wind turbine blades?

Answer Wind turbine blades range from 1 foot to more than 237 feet (roughly 72.5 meters) in length as of 2010. As wind turbines continue to grow in size--increasing power generation capability--the length... Read More »

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How big are blades on a 3 mw wind turbine?

A typical 3 megawatt wind turbine has three rotor blades with a total diameter from between 295 feet to 334 feet--so the length of a single blade is approximately half that. The rotational speed of... Read More »

How many blades are recommended on a wind turbine?

The wind energy website Renewable UK reports the recommended number of blades on a wind turbine is dependent on the purpose of the turbine. An electricity producing wind turbine requires high speed... Read More »

How big are the wind blades on a wind turbine?

Wind turbine blade sizes can vary greatly, but some can be quite big. The GE 1.5 megawatt industrial-scale wind turbine has blades that are 116 feet long, and its wing span is just under an acre. T... Read More »

How large are wind turbine blades on a 1.5 MW machine?

A typical 1.5 megawatt wind turbine would have rotor blades measuring between 110 feet and 124 feet in length. Each blade weighs about 11,500 pounds. The total rotor diameter of 1.5 MW wind turbine... Read More »