July 9 2017 - 7:49PM Hornsdale Wind Farm already full of high-tech features Patrick MartinNewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments Hornsdale: Prepared for history | GALLERY POWER: Hornsdale Wind Farm will have 99 wind turbines once stage three of the build is complete. With 99 turbines the site will be able to generate 309 megawatts of power. The battery system to be installed by Tesla at the site will be able to store 100 megawatts of power.HIGH-TECH: Each tower has a wind sensor, allowing the blades to 'swivel' toward the direction of the breeze if conditions change. Towers not in operation at the site are either waiting to be commissioned or are undergoing temporary maintenance.DISTANCE: Over 70 kilometres of access roads link the wind towers around the site. More than 150km of underground cabling has been installed over 15 different circuits at the Hornsdale facility. VIEW: Each tower sits at just under 93 metres tall, with the towers divided into four different operating sections across the farm.FUTURE: Currently, the site has 64 working wind turbines, generating 200 megawatts of power. The remaining turbines are set to be installed and commissioned before the end of 2017.STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Almost 20,000 foundation bolts have been used to install and secure the towers at the site. 40,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4,500 tonnes of reinforced steel have also been in the creation of the towers' gravity foundations.WORK: A total of 470,000 man hours will have been worked once stage three of the Hornsdale Wind Farm development is complete.NATURE: Across the wind farm site, wildlife roam. While cattle and sheep graze below the giant turbines, falcons can be seen swirling above.TweetFacebook of Hornsdale: Prepared for historyFrom 93 metres above ground-level, Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown can be seen in all its glory.facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments Comments Discuss "Hornsdale: Prepared for history | GALLERY" Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the Online Discussion Terms & Conditions.