Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wind turbines being installed in Elephant & Castle Strata tower

"Work to install three wind turbines at a huge new Hamiltons-designed tower in south London is due to be completed next week

The turbines are designed to contribute 8% of the 43-storey Strata building’s total energy consumption when the 408-apartment block at Elephant & Castle is completed in May.

The tower, nicknamed the Electric Razor by locals, has become a major presence in the capital, visible from distant areas such as Hyde Park.

The turbines, which will be fully operational by April, have 15 blades in total, each with a 9m-diameter rotor plane."

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