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San Patricio County, TexasWind turbines go up earlier this month in San Patricio County southwest of Taft. There are federal regulations that wind farms must follow, such as rules dealing with construction on wetlands and rules dealing with storm water runoff, but none triggers public notice requirements. Photo by Michael Zamora, Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, Texas).
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Fenton wind energy facility, Chandler, MinnesotaFenton wind energy facility, Chandler, Minnesota - photo by courtesy of Heidi Erickson
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Peetz, Logan County, ColoradoPeetz, Logan County, Colorado - photo by courtesy of Heidi Erickson
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Kibby Mountain, MaineIn addition to 44 3-MW, 410-ft-high wind turbines, power collection lines and access roads, the project will include a 28-mile 115-kilovolt transmission line to the existing grid. Each section of the towers is about 87 ft. This was undisturbed forest habitat.
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Kibby Mountain, MaineIn addition to 44 3-MW, 410-ft-high wind turbines, power collection lines and access roads, the project will include a 28-mile 115-kilovolt transmission line to the existing grid. Each section of the towers is about 87 ft. This was undisturbed forest habitat.
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Horizon's 11,000-acre Rail Splitter facility, IllinoisHorizon's 11,000-acre Rail Splitter facility comprises 67 GE 1.5 MW sle turbines, each 388 ft in total ht and requiring 300 cubic yards or 30-40 truckloads of concrete - photo from JFinchPhotography.com
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Wolfe Island, OntarioWolfe Island, Ontario - Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbines, 126.5m (415ft) total height
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Wolfe Island, OntarioWolfe Island, Ontario - Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbines, 126.5m (415ft) total height
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Wolfe Island, OntarioWolfe Island, Ontario - Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbines, 126.5m (415ft) total height
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Wolfe Island, OntarioWolfe Island, Ontario - Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbines, 126.5m (415ft) total height
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Wapsinicon Wind Farm, Mower County, MinnesotaWapsinicon Wind Farm, Mower County, Minnesota - GE 1.5-MW turbines - photo by Dennis Schwartz
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Ainsworth wind facility, April 2008Wind turbines at the Ainsworth wind facility, April 2008 - picture by J. E. Ducey
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