Huge blades, wind turbine tower sections and other equipment headed for the Patriot Renewables LLC’s approximate $70 million Saddleback Ridge Wind Project in Carthage are temporarily parked in a lot beside Jay Plaza in Jay.  The sight is drawing onlookers. Three of the 12 turbines will go up this year and the rest in 2015, said Lindsay Galbraith, a representative of the Quincy, Mass., company. The blades for the GE 2.85-103 turbines are 165 feet long, and the turbines have four tower sections. The total height of a fully erected turbine will be 448 feet from the base to the tip of the blade, she said. Overall, the turbines have a total capacity of 34.2 megawatts and are expected to generate nearly 105 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy, enough to power about 16,000 homes each year, according to the company’s website.

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