LAB_Plague2 karma2019-02-03 08:30:31 UTC
I'm from Denmark, so no idea about the US. We've got two here, one for fiber, aka blades, and one for nacelles/service
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LAB_Plague2 karma2019-02-03 00:03:12 UTC
Average installed cost in 2018 was ~1700$ per kWh. Keep in mind modern onshore platforms are in the 2-4 MW range
LAB_Plague2 karma2019-02-02 23:38:34 UTC
Was a wind turbine tech for a couple of years while taking a break from uni. Have peed from the nacelle of a GE turbine on a 120m tower. Was oddly satisfying
LAB_Plague2 karma2019-02-02 23:46:40 UTC
I went to wind school, a 2 year trade school. Generally, basic knowledge of electricity and hydraulics is a good thing to have. School will teach you how to wire stuff up and how to read a hydraulic diagram, how to assemble hydraulics etc.
Best thing to do is get comfortable with tools so you don't have to learn how to use a tool while also learning how to assemble hydraulic systems.
Also: ladders. All modern turbines have elevators, but those are usually the last part to be installed (at least on GE turbines, I really hated working on those for numerous reasons), so if you get to work on installing turbines, you will spend a lot of time climbing ladders
LAB_Plague1 karma2019-02-02 23:56:39 UTC
Every blade tech I've met also had a hammock in their gear bags. I swear, those guys know all the places to nap in a turbine
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