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Published: Monday, 4/25/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Wind turbine arrives in Cleveland from Europe

Unit to stand 24 stories high

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A worker takes a picture of one of three 165-foot-long blades from a giant wind turbine after it was unloaded from the deck of the ship Federal Pioneer at the Port of Cleveland. A worker takes a picture of one of three 165-foot-long blades from a giant wind turbine after it was unloaded from the deck of the ship Federal Pioneer at the Port of Cleveland.
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CLEVELAND — Ohio has gotten a sneak peek at what expanding wind power will look like near Lake Erie.

A wind turbine that will stretch 24 stories high to the tip of the blade was unloaded Monday at the Port of Cleveland. The turbine was shipped from Europe and will be installed at the Lincoln Electric Co. in Euclid.

The turbine has blades 165 feet long. It will stand about three times taller than the wind turbine at Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center.

Cuyahoga County is making a $350,000 forgivable loan for the turbine purchase.



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