Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Solar Powered Ferris Wheel on Ebay

Not just any ferris wheel, but the genuine amusement from the Santa Monica Pier. The ad states that it was converted to solar power in 1998, but does not give much detail about the conversion. The power requirements are not puny:
8 AC motors; total power requirement is 110 kw with motor at 50 kw and lights at 60 kw; lighting at 120 volt programmed; and minimum/maximum line voltage is 440-480 volt, 3 phase wye, 60 hz