On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

Wind power plants, huge “towers with propellers” look like the future that has already come. But the first Soviet wind power plant was built in the Crimea back in 1931. Its power capacity was 400 kW. As for this one, its twice more powerful…

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

It is situated 20 km from Elista, in the Republic of Kalmykia. The abandoned wind power plant has three towers, and only one of them seems to be integral.

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

Inside the tower.

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

The structure is approximately 45 meters high. It takes 10 minutes to climb to the top.

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

The generator of the plant is inside this “booth”.

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

The power unit itself.

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

The construction of wind power plants in Kalmykia began in the early 90s, they planned to build nine of them but never finished due to the collapse of the USSR.

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

This one was used until 2004.

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

It required modernization and therefore required money. But nobody wanted to invest…

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant

 

2 thoughts on “On Top of the Abandoned Wind Power Plant”

  1. Seems like it only worked for 10 years. Can only imagine what it cost to build but it is unlikely to have produced enough electricity to justify cost.

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