CERRO GORDO WIND FARM – Clear Lake, Iowa

wind_farm.gifCERRO GORDO WIND FARM – Clear Lake, Iowa
Description – This special « farm » consists of 55 wind turbines which occupy 2.4 acres on a site of over 2000 acres. More than 10 miles of underground cables link the turbines and send the electricity to a electric sub-station. Thirteen landowners participate in the wind farm project. Turbines can be viewed from nearby roads.

The wind farm produces enough energy to supply 20,000 homes and businesses in the area. Each unit is approximately 187 feet tall and sits on a 30 x 30 ft section of land.

Admission – None

Directions – A Visitor information kiosk is located near 210th and Balsam Avenue

Hours – sunrise to sunset

Credit Cards – None

Phone – (641) 587-2220  

 

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