How many pounds of copper are in a wind turbine?
The number of pounds of copper in a wind turbine will vary from model to model. For example, a Vesta V80, 1.8 MW, contains an estimated 6,600 - 7,700 pounds of copper! In a typical...
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In comparison, a 10 ft diameter wind turbine has only around 6 lbs of copper in it and produces only around 700 w at around 400 rpm. A 20 ft diameter wind turbine had around 25 lbs of copper and produces around 4 kilowatts at 200 rpm.