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Massive concrete pedestal baseThe AIM Harrow Wind Farm in Essex, Ont., includes 24 turbines, each requiring a massive concrete pedestal base like the one pictured (Tom Taylor/CBC)
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Dec. 2, 2009 - A wind turbine burns in the German city of UelzenDec. 2, 2009 - A wind turbine burns in the German city of Uelzen. The fire on the 130 meter tall turbine caused €750,000 in damage and is believed to have been caused by a technical defect. - DPA
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Pronghorn and wind turbines near Medicine Bow, WyomingPronghorn and wind turbines near Medicine Bow, Wyoming. JONATHAN THOMPSON
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Locust Ridge, Mohonoy City, PennsylvaniaLocust Ridge, Mohonoy City, Pennsylvania - by courtesy of Annette Smith
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No trespassing - Locust Ridge, Mohonoy City, PennsylvaniaNo trespassing - Locust Ridge, Mohonoy City, Pennsylvania - by courtesy of Annette Smith
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Clearance and road building for Record Hill wind project in Roxbury, MaineClearance and road building for Record Hill wind project in Roxbury, Maine
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Clearance and road building for Record Hill wind project in Roxbury, MaineClearance and road building for Record Hill wind project in Roxbury, Maine
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Clearance and road building for Record Hill wind project in Roxbury, MaineClearance and road building for Record Hill wind project in Roxbury, Maine
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Clearance and road building for Record Hill wind project in Roxbury, MaineClearance and road building for Record Hill wind project in Roxbury, Maine
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New blade did not survive first stormThe blades of all ten turbines (2-MW Gamesa G90's) on Poggi Alto near Scansano, Italy, were repaired in the summer of 2009. This one did not survive the first storm. Photo by courtesy of Gail Mair.
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High-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries - 7.2 megawatt-hoursThese high-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries the size of two semi-trailers can soak up 7.2 megawatt-hours of energy generated from seven nearby 2-megawatt wind turbines owned by MinWind in Luverne, Minn - photo by courtesy of XCel Energy
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Demonstration in France, 26 September, 2009Demonstration in France, 26 September, 2009, to protect Mont Saint-Michel area from giant wind turbines - “Je suis ... inutile, couteuse, nuisible” (useless, costly, noisy)
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