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.

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Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0259.01Catalog Number: 2013.0259.01Accession Number: 2013.0259

Object Name: windmill model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: base: 4 1/2 in x 2 in; 11.43 cm x 5.08 cmoverall: 6 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 in; 15.875 cm x 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_1449997

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