Our Wind Turbine
Deep Portage's wind turbine is named "The Bette" in honor of Bette Green, a longtime Deep Portage trustee.
Installed July 2011 by Residential Window Power (New York Mills, MN).
Ventera brand turbine, manufactured in Duluth, MN.
130 feet tall, blade sweep of 17 feet.
10 kw at peak power.
$76,000 investment, funded by LCCMR of Minnesota.
Wind from the Grid
Although Deep Portage's wind and solar installations generate a lot of electricity, there are times when it's not enough to keep things running. We purchase additional electricity from Crow Wing Power, and we pay a little bit extra to be sure that what we're using was generated using wind power.
That way, even when it's not our electricity, we know that it's renewable.