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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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Welcome to Joshua Tree National ParkBy courtesy of Basin and Range Watch, California
Foundation: excavatiion, rebar, concrete2,800 cubic yards of earth was excavated to 12 feet below grade - foundation is a gravity base that is a 56 foot wide octagon shape - 595 cubic yards of concrete weighing over 2.3 million pounds - contains 65 tons of reinforced steel rebar - 443-ft 2.5-MW wind turbine - photo from Lincoln Electric
Correlation of wind production and demand essentially randomHourly data from 1 year on the Bonneville Power Authority grid in the Pacific Northwest - With load on the y-axis and wind generation on the x-axis, it is clear that at any load, wind generation was anywhere from 0 to ~1,200 MW and 0 to ~600 MW in the summer months. (Positive correlation means that as load increases, so does wind generation; negative correlation means that as load increases, wind generation decreases; perfect correlation is expressed as 1.0.)
Pronghorn and wind turbines near Medicine Bow, WyomingPronghorn and wind turbines near Medicine Bow, Wyoming. JONATHAN THOMPSON
Road and turbine siteRoad and turbine site, Bingham Wind, Maine - photo by Richard Harris
Concrete and rebar base to support 80-meter tower and 77-meter-diameter rotor bladesConcrete and rebar base to support 80-meter tower and 77-meter-diameter rotor blades - photo by Stewart C. Russell,, 2005
Wind turbine landscapeWind turbine landscape
Construction - Chatham-Kent, OntarioConstruction - view from Bisnett Line - photo by David Libby

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