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Palm Springs, CaliforniaPalm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, CaliforniaPalm Springs, California
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Laurel Mountain, West Virginia98-MW facility, 61 wind turbines along a 13-mile stretch of Laurel Mountain in Randolph and Barbour counties near Elkins, West Virginia - photo by John Terry, March 29, 2011
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Open-pit mine for rare-earth mineralsThis open-pit operation extracts several rare-earth minerals essential to the magnets used in electric motors for hybrid engines and wind turbines - photo by Chad Ress
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Thousands of windmills dot the Techachapi rangeThousands of windmills dot the Techachapi range - photo by Chad Ress
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Brodie Mountain constructionBrodie Mountain, Massachusetts
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Lowell, VermontKingdom Community Wind/Green Mountain Power (Gaz Metro) - Lowell, Vermont
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Granite Reliable, New HampshirePieces of a Vesta V90-3MW wind turbine, as seen during a plane ride with pilot Rob Roy of Colebrook on September 26, are put into perspective when compared to the workhouse and pickup truck sitting nearby. Once erected, each turbine has a diameter of 90 meters. The string of windmills will stretch 14.5 miles in length in the Unincorporated Places of Millsfield, Dixville, Odell and Erving’s Location. It is expected to go on-line by the end of the year. (Claire Lynch photo, The News and Sentinel)
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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)
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Granite Reliable, New HampshireGranite Reliable wind farm project in Millsfield. Including attendant lines and stations, the project is 14.5 miles in length in the Unincorporated Places of Millsfield, Dixville, Odell and Erving’s Location. A substation connecting the project to the main power grid is situated just across the Millsfield line in Dummer. The size of the components becomes evident compared to the tractor-trailer boxes, etc. (Claire Lynch photo, The News and Sentinel)
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Lowell Mountain, Vermont - what was lostLowell Mountain, Vermont - Green Mountain Power is replacing this mountaintop with a 63-MW power plant (http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/road-building-on-the-lowell-mountains/)
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sWINDle billboard, Pittsfield, Mass.sWINDle billboard, Pittsfield, Mass.
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