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Oil stains from nacelle and blade hubGamesa 2-MW turbine in the "Top of Iowa II" facility grimed with oil stains - photo by Julie Kuntz, Feb. 28, 2021Mar 02, 2021
Pryor Mountain, MontanaFour of the 114 giant wind turbines marring the landscape near Pryor Mountain, Montana - photo by Mark HollowayDec 24, 2020
GreeceGreece - photo from Ελεύθερα Βουνά χωρίς αιολικά (Save Greek Mountains)Dec 22, 2020
Ellsworth, IllinoisTwin Groves Wind Farm near Ellsworth, Illinois, May 29, 2019 - photo by David ProeberJun 03, 2020

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Turbulence wake effectAt wind farms where many towers are clustered together, turbulence generated by the massive blades can degrade the performance of other windmills by as much as 10-20 percent. The same turbulence can also trigger vibrations in turbines downwind, leading to component fatigue, excess maintenance costs, and premature part failure. The turbines' wake effect is clearly seen at the Horns Rev offshore wind farm in the North Sea west of Denmark.
Granite Reliable, New HampshireThe concrete pad for a new turbine sits to the upper left in this view, which shows how it all begins. Land-clearing operations are underway, with groundwork being completed by Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, Maine. Associated support companies also include JML Trucking of Errol and C. Bean Transport of Colebrook. As of July, there were 168 workers on site. (Claire Lynch photo, The News and Sentinel)
National protest, FranceNational protest, Oct. 6, 2007, Paris, France, at Ecology Ministry - Collectif du 6 octobre
Aerial photo, West Virginia - beforeAerial photo, West Virginia - before
Black Law wind facility, ScotlandBlack Law wind facility, Scotland
Northern IrelandFrom Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Braes of Doune wind energy facility behind Stirling, ScotlandThe Braes of Doune wind energy facility on snow-covered hills behind Stirling, Scotland - taken by Press Association photographer Andrew Milligan
If a kilowatt is generated in the forest, but all the lights are out, does it deserve a green energy credit?If a kilowatt is generated in the forest, but all the lights are out, does it deserve a green energy credit? - from

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