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Phone:
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Location:
2610 Lorne Ave
Saskatoon, SK


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Wind Power at the WDM

Sketch of indoor Wind ExhibitHarnessing the power of the wind to reduce our reliance on non-renewable sources of energy.


Three turbines have been installed outside the Saskatoon Western Development Museum and connected to the Saskatoon Light and Power electrical grid. The goal for the turbines is to reduce the WDM’s reliance on non-renewable electrical power and educate the public about the past, present, and potential future of wind power.

Each turbine stands 15 metres (50 feet) tall, with 3 metre (9 foot) diameter blades. Manufactured by Raum Engineering of Saskatoon, they have a maximum power output rating of 1.3 KW each.

Indoors, Winds of Change, a permanent interactive exhibit, explains how the turbines generate electricity, tracks the amount of electrical energy currently being produced by the turbines, and offers a history of wind power in Saskatchewan.

Read more about the WDM wind turbines and exhibit in
Winds of Change by WDM volunteer Kathy Morrell.

Below: Winds of Change exhibit panel describes how wind is created and a second panel allows visitors to create wind and watch as it is transformed into enough energy to light a miniature barn.

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Indoor wind exhibit "Make Electricity" interactive component


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