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Wind turbine rotor diameters over time - graphic from VestasSep 10, 2021
Remains of a forest in SwedenPhoto by courtesy of Motvind SverigeSep 02, 2021
Converter station, Upper Kergord, ShetlandConverter station for wind energy facility, Upper Kergord, Shetland - photo by courtesy of Save ShetlandJun 08, 2021
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

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Large concrete foundation for a wind turbineThe floor on which the the large rebar and concrete base will sit - via Amici della Terra / Friends of the Earth Italy
Groton Wind, New HampshireApril 22, 2013 - Photo by courtesy of William Hemmel, Aerial Photo NH
Lifting the rotor assemblyLifting of the complete equipped rotor, with a diameter of 71 m, at the Dargel├╝z wind farm, in the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Three Enercon installations of the type E-70/4 were assembled by the crane. When the rotor and its blades were lifted, the crane went to an outreach of 23 m with a load of 53 tons on the hook.
Worker on rotor hubWorker on rotor hub
Farm: Tug Hill Plateau in Lowville, New YorkA farm sits in the foreground of Vestas Wind Systems turbines at the Maple Ridge Wind Farm on the Tug Hill Plateau in Lowville, New York - photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg
Crane lifts first of three blades up to the rotor assemblyA crane operator lifts the first of three blades up to the rotor assembly. Workers call the process of attaching the blade "stabbing a blade." Thad Allton, Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal.
Chatham-Kent, Ontario - Boralex Front Line Wind FarmChatham-Kent, Ontario - photo by David Libby
Erie Shores constructionErie Shores construction (Ontario)

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