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Earl Park is located in Benton County Indiana USA and the home of a large Wind Farm. There are 87 generators model sl/sle Gen4 GE 1.5mw Wind Turbines. The Wind Farm's Earth friendly power is being sold to local Utility companies in an attempt to lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Commercial operation began in April 2008.

The enormous components for this project are brought to the job-sites on special trucks with escorts. These huge trucks and components can be seen in the images in the gallery below. The main erection crane is so large, another crane is necessary to assemble it! Click on the images for super size viewing.

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For a printable Self-Guided Driving Tour brochure of the Benton County Wind Farm click the links below.

(Don't forget to re-set your printer from Portrait to "landscape")

Wind Farm Tour Page 1 Wind Farm Tour Page 2

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Do you want to learn more about wind energy? Click here for "Wind with Miller" This is an interactive website intended for students ages 12-14 but adults will find the answers to many questions as well.

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YouTube videos below, (Double click to enlarge.)

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Photo images below, (Click thumbnails to enlarge.)

photo credits: Dave Cobb, Becky Clark, Jim Snell, Jeff Budreau, Brian Wininger, Howard Jefvert, Quenten Tomlin

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Director, Kelly Kepner, of Benton County Economic Development is available to assist businesses. Click the logo to the left to exit to the web site.

 

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You are invited to the EARL PARK FALL FESTIVAL.

"GENERATING FUN, NATURALLY"

Every Labor Day weekend since 1972

See Indiana's first operational wind farm.