Eco Experience at MN state fair: photo by ahhyeah
Eco Experience at MN state fair: photo by ahhyeah

Look for the 123 ft wind turbine blade

Going to Minnesota's State air? Don't miss the Eco Experience in the Progress Center building. Look for the 123ft. tall blade from a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine. It is at the NW corner near Snelling. Like everything served on a stick, this could be "wind on a stick".

Minnesota Public Radio website has a slideshow of what you will see. The exhibits within have a strong emphasis on energy to use the energy you do use carefully. Below is a breakdown of topics and activities. Each link will take you to more information. Also here is a map (pdf).

The Eco Experience is an opportuity to talk with and learn from regional leaders in energy conservation. The University of Minnesota's solar race car is there as well as lots of ideas you can use in your homes. Maybe I will see you there. I plan to volunteer at the University of Minnesota – Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) booth. The Minnesota pollution control website has links to other participant websites.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Tom Gray's picture
Tom Gray says:

Thanks for posting this info! Sounds like a very interesting exhibit, and one of our staff members will be volunteering there later this week.

Thomas O. Gray
American Wind Energy Association

posted on Tue, 08/29/2006 - 5:21am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

For a look at the huge blade, here is a large photo of it during its installation.

posted on Tue, 08/29/2006 - 8:08am
bryan kennedy's picture

You can actually see more photos by simple changing the URL of that picture a bit. Here are the others (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.)

posted on Tue, 08/29/2006 - 8:40am
bryan kennedy's picture

The blade was installed by a group called Windustry. Read all about the process or check out the photo gallery. It's pretty amazing to see how much of a base they had to lay to support this blade.

posted on Tue, 08/29/2006 - 8:48am
JARVIS's picture
JARVIS says:

I thought this was cool to research. I look forward to going to the State Fair next year.

posted on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 10:21am

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