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Nice crane

Looks like one of the Ferndale turbines was under maintenance when the USGS flew its orthophotos

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Colorado

Just back from a tour of Vestas‘s plants in Colorado: towers in Pueblo, blades in Windsor, and nacelles in Brighton. Neat processes, and fun stuff.

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no, I don’t have one. yes, I want one …

One of these turned up in our office today – the semi-legendary Lego #4999 Vestas wind turbine:

vestas-lego-4999

Operations guys need Lego too, y’know …

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one of the wind turbines I operate

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my little wind farm

My little wind farm: GE, Enercon, Vestas, Siemens
GE, Enercon, Vestas, Siemens — and for no good reason I used the fauxlomo effect.

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you go, Glen!

Congratulations are due to Glen Estill, who got his two Vestas V82s on the Bruce Peninsula running today. Glen is a pioneer of wind energy in Ontario, and we’re all grateful to him for his tireless work for the industry.

Update: further to my wind turbines from space obsession, I found Glen’s original V80 turbine at 44° 56′ 46.42″ N, 81° 15′ 47.12″ W.

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Danish Modern in Ringkøbing

I’m currently checked into a hotel which reeks of 70s Danish modern — blonde wood, bare brick, smoked glass surfaces — and, like many places in Denmark, cigarette smoke. Being in the presence of an authentic Beocom phone makes up for it though:

Beocom Phone

Also, there’s a cute little wind farm outside; a few Vestas V27s (or smaller) on lattice towers at 56° 7′ 22.11″ N, 8° 13′ 48.94″ E:
Little wind farm near Ringkøbing, Denmark

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Shell Linked to Takeover of Vestas

Could Shell be Linked to a Takeover of Vestas? This could get weird, ‘cos of the whole Boycott Shell thing.