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Our Wind Turbine

Deep Portage's wind turbine is named "The Bette" in honor of Bette Green, a longtime Deep Portage trustee.

Wind Turbine 2011-2020

  • 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 Turbine 2021-​

  • The wind turbine was struck by lightening in 2020 and the blades flew off of the hub

  • New blades are 7 feet

  • 400 watts at peak power

  • Look for the old blade by the outhouse on the side of the road on the way up to the woodyard

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. 

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