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Wind turbine baseDeerfield Wind, Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont - Wind turbine base - photo by courtesy of Vermonters for Clean Environment
Example of drying process by wind turbine wakesWind speed estimated to be 10-13m/s; scientists at Technical University of Denmark note example of drying process, which is why turbines towards back are not shrouded in fog
Amazon Wind Farm, North CarolinaThe Amazon Wind Farm, the state's first large-scale commercial wind-generation project, comprises 104 2-megawatt wind turbines, each nearly 500 feet tall and covers 22,000 acres in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties (photo by Don Carrington, Carolina Journal)
Carlos Barria/ReutersCarlos Barria/Reuters
Wind turbine destroyed by fireOn January 6, 2017, this 2-MW Repower MM70 wind turbine near Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England, was destroyed by fire
Stad an tuirbín gaoithe in aice le tithe i nGaoth DobhairGrúpa Agóide Stad an Tuirbín Gaoithe ar phicéad ag oifig Udárás na Gaeltacht i nGaoth Dobhair - Protest group Stop the Wind Turbine picketing at the Gaeltacht Authority office in Gweedore [“in aice le tithe i nGaoth Dobhair” = next to homes in Gweedore]
Use caution due to possible ice sheddingBy courtesy of “Tundra Swans”
Never alone in the darkAn ominous ad by Drake Lighting
Hub and bladesHub and blades waiting to be lifted to top of tower
Night constructionNight construction
Gearbox replacementThe Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane is hoisting a rotor at a wind park in Texas - the rotor has be be taken off of the wind turbine, so the gearbox in the wind turbine can be replaced
Wind turbine landscapeMontezuma Hills, California - photo by Corey Seeman
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