Renewable Energy in the Wind Corridor

Fond du Lac Travel Blog

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Huge wind farms here in the wind corridor.
At the beginning of my journey to Kansas City I drove through farmland of a different kind.  The city of Fond du lac is a concentrated hub of wind farm technology where gigantic wind turbines dot the landscape by the hundreds.  Considered controversial here (Wisconsin is semi-obsessed with preserving the natural landscape), these wind turbines produce enough power to supply at least 36,000 with electricity.  It is pretty impressive to pass through them.  Enroute we saw three semi trailers headed to the area each carrying one propeller blade!  Now THAT is enormous!  By 2015 the State of Wisconsin must produce 10% of all energy used as renewable with no emissions - and this is where it will come from.

The third picture here was my moving target attempt to get a shot while driving (I was zoomed in too close) to capture one of the 53" semi-trailers with one small section of the tower that holds the giant blades.  A tower is comprised of approximately 8 of these sections.... perhaps that will give you a better visual of just how large these wind turbines really are!






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Up close and personal.
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