See this monster. It is pretty darn tall when in motion. I was standing at the edge of the paddock when I took these.This is the biggest crane in motion you can see the "little" big crane below it. If you really want proportions click the image to enlarge it and see the KR wind companies 4X4 truck stuck up to it's axles in mud near the blades.
When it is not moving it bends over right into the neighbors field.
They had to quit due to winds on Friday. Everyone packed up and split in a hurry, right before they were going to raise the blades. Phooey. Guess I will have to wait until Monday.
This is the biggest (size and money) project our little hick county has ever seen. The Chrysler plant in the city wasn't even in comparison money wise. This is a one hundred and three million dollar project. I guess our county is really behind on the times in terms of expensive projects.
There are twenty four turbines going up just in our town. Other towns nearby might be getting them.
A lot of people are against the turbines. I think green energy is a good idea, especially because you can clearly see fermie two, the nuclear power plant just by walking down my road and looking across the lake. That should be an interesting picture. Now I just need a clear day.
So what are your opinions? Like them, hate em, want to know more facts?
Actually most of the anti turbine/wind factory people present information that is irrelevant. By that I mean the research was done 30 years ago on completely different model turbines. These ones are far safer, more aerodynamic and compact. If it was recent things they are bringing up (like some sort of "turbine sickness") theres no scientific data to prove it! Only haters that go crying wolf that the turbines make them sick.
Personally I love to hear the turbines. They remind me almost of ocean waves. I seen a whole ton of them on Prince Edward Island a few years back and they were right on the ocean on a windy day. You know what, they didn't make much of a sound.
Personally I can't wait to see a change. Renewable energy means better environment. I think I can deal with that.