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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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Igney, FranceIgney, France
Smoky Hills Wind Farm under constructionThe Smoky Hills Wind Farm is growing quickly out of the virgin prairie near Lincoln in central Kansas. Plans call to have more than 100 of the wind turbines erected in the near future. Thad Allton, Topeka Capital-Journal.
As more wind is added to the grid, its effective capacity, or capacity credit, is progressively lowerAs more wind is added to the grid, its effective capacity, or capacity credit, is progressively lower - from: Dietmar Lindenberger, “Costs of integrating wind energy in Germany”, presented at International Energy Association workshop “Integration of wind power into electricity grids: economic and reliability impacts”, Paris, 25 May 2004
Foundation: excavation, 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
Soya Misaki, Hokkaido, JapanFrom Eurus Energy
Cefn Croes, Wales - tower transportCefn Croes, Wales - tower transport
Wind turbine gets pulled downA 15-year-old wind turbine is pulled down in Bocholt, North Rhine–Westphalia, Germany, 1 Nov. 2013
Mablethorpe wind turbinesNear Thorpe, Lincolnshire, England - Photo by courtesy of Richard Croft

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