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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:38 AM
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41. Maybe the wind turbine at your neighbor's house can't power an arc welder.
After all, a nice big-ass arc welder usually requires 50 Amp, 240 V service
(so about 12 KW peak power): <- Stick <-- MIG, Note: 52 Amps

Now that's a lot for a home wind turbine. But the story is a bit different for
big commercial wind turbines. Let's use the upcoming Cape Wind project
as an example:

As you can see from their FAQ, *EACH TURBINE* will generate up to 3.6 Megawatts.
That would power 300 of our typical arc welders *SIMULTANEOUSLY*. The entire
project is expected to deliver an *AVERAGE* of 170 Megawatts; I'll let you do the

As I said, a megawatt is a megawatt.

And you don't know what you're talking about.

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