VIDEO: Timelapse Footage Shows Construction of New Wind Turbine

The $2.9 million structure will generate about 3900 megawatt hours a year – enough to power about 490 homes.

📅   Mon April 18, 2016 - National Edition


Image courtesy of The new turbine replaced one that was constructed in 1993 as a test case for wind energy in New Zealand.
Image courtesy of The new turbine replaced one that was constructed in 1993 as a test case for wind energy in New Zealand.

The Dominion Post is reporting that Meridian Energy has released timelapse footage of the construction of Wellington, New Zealand's new turbine in Brooklyn.

It shows the turbine being erected blade by blade, set against the backdrop of the wind-swept capital city.

The new turbine replaced one that was constructed in 1993 as a test case for wind energy in New Zealand.

It became a well-loved landmark in the capital.

Construction on the new turbine began in February, and it will be opened on Friday.

The $2.9 million structure is owned by Meridian Energy and will generate about 3900 megawatt hours a year – enough to power about 490 homes.

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