Montfort Wind Energy Center
Montfort Wind Energy Center is located in the town of Eden in Iowa County.
Type of plant
Year in service
Net generating capacity
1.5 megawatts each – 30 megawatts total
The GE 1.5 is an upwind turbine with active yaw and a three-blade rotor.
Tower and turbine: 215 tons
Three blades constructed of fiberglass-reinforced epoxy that each consist of two airfoil shells bonded to a supporting beam.
70.5 meters (231 feet)
Variable, 11-20 rpm
Rotary current asynchronous with slip rings
Generator nominal voltage
Integrated lightning protection
Protection system includes lightning receptors and conductors in the rotor blades, lightning arrestors, earth grounding and shielding.
A microprocessor controls all turbine functions
Hub height: 213 feet
Weight: 95 tons
Base diameter: 14 feet
Cut-in wind speed
Cut-out wind speed
Updated: February 2013