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Repairing a wind turbine

Turbine_under_repair_thumb Technicians remove the blade assembly on Carleton College’s wind generator as the gearbox undergoes repair. The two-month process of fixing it involved finding a crane tall enough and heavy enough to remove the giant blade assembly from the top of the 230-foot tower. The crane was on site almost three weeks, at a cost of $5,000 a day. The wind turbine was erected in Sep 2004.
11 Dec 2007


News1_thumb A wind turbine tower waits to be built in a forest of already constructed towers on land just north of Taopi in this file photo.
28 Dec 2006
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