Disconnects at Base of Wind Tower

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Sep 4, 2008 02:23 pm
Disconnects at Base of Wind Tower

I have a H100 Wind Turbine that will be on a 50' tower that will be 300 feet away from my home.


1-  Should I have disconnect switches installed at the base of the tower AND at the point where the wiring comes into my home?
  If so, should the disconnects be just a single throw, or a double throw with the terminals connected together on one throw (to stall the generator)?

2-  Should the wiring size from the top of tower to the base disconnect be the same gauge as the wiring from the house to the tower base?

3-  Code says the wire must be in conduit, so how do I deal with the twisting of the wiring that will occur between the top of the tower and the base?

I have lots more questions, but these are the immediate ones.

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.


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