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New Signs and Dirty Blades at TVA's Buffalo Mountain Wind Power Plant

June 24, 2001

The main sign in the parking area has been changed from the old construction sign. There is now a prominent marketing sign. The turbine blades were showing signs of dirt buildup, which causes a reduction in performance. A surveillance camera (apparently for monitoring the turbines) has been installed. The verbatim text of the signs is shown immediately below, and my comments follow.

New Signs and Dirty Blades


TVA Buffalo Mountain
Wind Park
Green Power SwitchSM

Wind Turbine
Information


New Signs and Dirty Blades

Buffalo Mountain
Wind Park

A Renewable Energy Option
WWW.GREENPOWERSWITCH.COM      TVA


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New Signs and Dirty Blades The turbine blades were visibly dirty, particularly along the edges and tips. This is known to cause some reduction in performance. Click on the photo at left to zoom in.

New Signs and Dirty Blades A video surveillance camera had been installed. Click the photo at right to zoom in.


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