SC Johnson-VENSYS Windmill Model

This model wind turbine was presented by representatives of the German firm VENSYS Energy to SC Johnson staff during the commissioning ceremony on December 18, 2012 for the installation of two wind turbines. SC Johnson installed the wind turbines at their Waxdale, Wisconsin factory in in their effort to cut down on greenhouse gases by avoiding electric power from coal fired generators. The remaining factory power comes from a cogeneration facility powered by natural gas and also methane recovered from a nearby dump. The turbines stand 415 tall and produce nearly 8 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.
Object Name
windmill model
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
base: 4 1/2 in x 2 in; 11.43 cm x 5.08 cm
overall: 6 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 in; 15.875 cm x 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc.

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