Enertech Wind Turbine, 1984

Summary

In the 1980s Enertech grew to be a leading producer of wind turbines--in an industry fast becoming dominated by European companies. This particular unit was one of 8 installed in Princeton, Massachusetts. The Princeton wind farm, which began operation in September 1984, grew from the community's eagerness to explore alternatives to buying power generated by the Seabrook, New Hampshire Nuclear facility.

In the 1980s Enertech grew to be a leading producer of wind turbines--in an industry fast becoming dominated by European companies. This particular unit was one of 8 installed in Princeton, Massachusetts. The Princeton wind farm, which began operation in September 1984, grew from the community's eagerness to explore alternatives to buying power generated by the Seabrook, New Hampshire Nuclear facility.

Artifact

Wind turbine

Date Made

1984

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2006.71.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Town of Princeton, Massachusetts, Princeton Municipal Light Department

Material

Metal

Dimensions

Weight: 4100 lbs

Diameter: 44 ft  (blade diameter)

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