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How a wind farm is built

Midwest provides fertile ground for wind energy
Wind energy provides emissions-free electricity that is both economical and environmentally friendly.

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Wind turbines used for large-scale wind farms come in various sizes, but are usually approximately 13 feet wide at the base, and between 230 and 265 feet tall at the hub. With one of the blades in the upright position, the total height is approximately 406 feet.

These photos show the five phases of construction for a typical wind farm in the Midwest:


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