education:::solar energy education:::environmental education:::
School of Terrestrial Wind Energy
invites you to consider a
few issues concerning
::: Towers :::
There are many styles and models of
towers to choose from, but there arebasically only two types. There are
self-supporting towers and those whichmust be held erect by guy wires
anchored in concrete.
The self-supporting tower gets its
strength from its tapered design, aswell as the deep anchoring of its
legs into concrete footings. Guyed systemsare engineered for the
stresses and bending moments exerted by the generator.Weighing up to
1,000 pounds or more, it may sway a few inches in any directionover the
normal course of operation.
Choice of tower type and style will
usually be determined by your client'sbudget and space limitations.
Free-standing towers generally take up lesssquare footage overall and
are generally more expensive.
Free-standing or guyed, in-house
erected or otherwise, safety and most localcodes require that a
qualified electrical contractor be responsible formaking sure that the
completed tower is equipped with lightning arrestersand adequate
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