By: Diane Benjamin
When we drove to Wisconsin last weekend no turbines were turning on I-39. On the way back a few on the west side of the interstate were turning. On our previous trip to Wisconsin none were turning coming or returning.
A couple nights ago somebody was working on a turbine east of me at night:
Too dark? Yes it is, I couldn’t tell what they were doing.
Today I found out. They are either fixing blades or replacing blades. Below isn’t the same turbine as above. Since the entire field east of Bloomington is aging, do they all need replaced?
Previously old blades were not recycled because they couldn’t be. It appears somebody is working on a way to recycle them, plenty of raw materials are already buried in landfills.
Note the tower with no blades:
At least the rest of them are turning today.