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wind turbine raccoon sees you

… and is unimpressed.

racoon at ripley

We encountered a raccoon last night. It was somewhat surprised to see us. Almost as much as we were to find it on top of the steps to a wind turbine.

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Wind Things

go ripley!

I drove past Ripley Wind Farm today. Looks like most of the turbines are energised (they were yawed into the wind) and one was running.

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Ripley Wind Farm

I drove through Suncor/Acciona‘s Ripley wind farm the other night. They’re just constructing, but this summer has been almost perfect weather for building (dry, still — which kind of sucks for farmers and those of us with wind farms nearby, but it’s an ill calm …).

I don’t usually take pictures of parked or machines under construction, but these Enercons are quite something.

Ripley Wind Farm - under construction

Ripley Wind Farm - under construction

Ripley Wind Farm - under construction