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Constructing a wind turbine tower can be a tall order. Let’s find out how tall!
One Energy’s turbine towers come in four sections: the base, the lower-mid, the upper-mid, and the top. The height of the turbine tower once all four sections are stacked is 257 feet. In this week’s Wind View, you can see One Energy’s Construction Team setting the lower-mid tower section on top of the base section.
For Earth Day, a group of University of Findlay students visited One Energy’s North Findlay Wind Campus. The field trip allowed the students to get a first-hand look at how on-site wind energy is being used to directly power our customer’s facilities.
WTOL’s Jon Monk covered the field trip. View the full segment (including an interview with One Energy Field Engineer Duncan Penizotto) here.
Get ready to circle back to reactive power – a topic you may remember from the first Wind Study of this year. This time around we’re learning how capacitors and inductors create reactive power through reactance.
See if you’ve got what it takes to solve this week’s problems, and come back Friday when we’ll post the answers (and how we arrived at them)!
Download this week’s Wind Study homework questions here.
Pictured below is the beautiful backyard view from One Energy’s headquarters at the North Findlay Wind Campus.
Two weeks ago, we caught up with our Custodian, Art Tennant, to film his Climb to the Top. During the interview, Art spoke about the different areas he maintains in and outside the office, including keeping our grounds looking top-notch. He had the following to say about what motivates him every day: “This is why I come to work… I just want them [visitors] to know I and One Energy both take pride in the way we present our building, our grounds…”
Watch Art’s full interview if you haven’t yet.
You’ve probably heard that the key to a good relationship is a solid foundation. Here at One Energy, we couldn’t agree more.
A successful wind turbine installation starts with the strength of our foundations. This week’s Wind View takes you through a foundation pour process. Check out the video to see how Construction Team Technicians place, shape, and vibrate concrete poured from the Telebelt onto iron rebar, before rolling out the smooth final product.
One Energy’s wind turbine foundations have approximately 300 cubic yards of concrete and 40-60,000 pounds of rebar! That’s a solid foundation.
Wasn’t this week’s #WindStudy a gas? We thought so too! For those of you who enjoyed it as much as we did, here are the answers.
This week’s questions were all about gas laws and pressure changes in an enclosed space, like the one below. Follow along as we show you how to find the molar volume, convert temperature units, and calculate the pressure. That was some high-pressure work, we’re going to take a break before Monday’s question.
Can you imagine keeping a 22,000 square foot building full of people, equipment, and “dirty boots” running smoothly? Find out what it takes in this episode of #Climbtothetop with OE custodian Art Tennant!
Hear Art talk about his transition from elementary school custodian (and graduation speaker!) to go-to-guy for all of our physical spaces, his boot washing invention, and EMT training at OE. It is easy to see why Art considers “adaptation” to be key to his Climb to the Top. ⤵️
Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with the climb!
One Energy interns wear a variety of “hard” hats. From construction to cooking, interns learn the ins and outs of working at a Utility 2.0 company and what it is like building industrial power projects.
This week’s Wind View comes from the top of a turbine. A team of technicians and interns climbed over 260 feet to service the aircraft warning light. There is never a dull day at the North Findlay Wind Campus!
(Photo and post courtesy of One Energy Intern, Bower Sarra)
After publishing a number of Wind Study features, we’re finally tackling the series’ namesake: WIND!
Why does warm air rise above cold air? And what does that have to do with wind? The answers to these questions (and more) can be found in this week’s Wind Study homework questions – download them here.