How much copper does a electric wind Turbine contain?

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asked Sep 28 in Green Living by miuanai (190 points)
How much copper does a electric wind Turbine contain?

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answered Sep 28 by Niko (9,960 points)
The amount of copper that a wind turbine contains varies due to the size of wind turbine and how many megawatts the wind turbine electric generator is.

The average wind turbine however contains around 3.6 tons of copper per megawatt.

Copper costs around $7,000.00 per ton so the average wind turbine that is used to generate electricity from a wind farm contains around $20,000.00 of copper per wind turbine.

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