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1st Photo: Can't tell the dimensions, but the two wtih green-blended tower bottom tower sections are definitely Enercon, guessing E-66 or E-70. Larger turbine appears to be Vestas, but can't be certain from the photos.

2nd Photo: guessing Vestas but unclear on model (V-80?). Painting seems to be local developer or utility. Could also be REpower or Nordex. i'm stumped.

3rd Photo: ??? But always good to see turbines by railroads.

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by Crazy Horse on Fri Jul 2nd, 2010 at 04:31:39 AM EST
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3rd: They look like they have the same broad, round nacelles as the German ones in the first picture.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jul 2nd, 2010 at 05:08:53 AM EST
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btw, the Enercon's have that different shape as they have no gearbox, with the rotor directly feeding the larger low-speed generator, hence direct-drive.

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by Crazy Horse on Fri Jul 2nd, 2010 at 05:13:42 AM EST
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What's the energy efficiency loss with a gearbox; why aren't all turbines direct drive?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jul 5th, 2010 at 04:53:29 PM EST
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The background ones in the 1st & 3rd photo: two each from the same farm of 5 Enercon E-70 units. One of them (the one on right in the 3rd photo) is just beside the tracks, once we stopped right there, and it was the first time I heard turbine noise separate from wind noise (from this gearless unit, only aerodynamic noise, a swoosh like a landing airplane but much more silent).

The foreground one in the 1st and the three in the 2nd photo: I think those are REpower MM82s from a farm of 12 turbines. The logo indeed belongs to developer Wien Energie.

There were Vestas and Gamesa units in the area, too, but I couldn't catch them on zoomed-in photos.

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by DoDo on Fri Jul 2nd, 2010 at 05:10:26 AM EST
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Danke, DoDo, wish i could have caught the workhorse MM82s. Actually been a while since i've seen one.

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by Crazy Horse on Fri Jul 2nd, 2010 at 05:17:35 AM EST
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