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Published on September 27th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Photo Essay Of Wind Tower



Our friends over at Clean Energy Canada recently put together a cool photo essay about the building of a wind tower. Very cool. I won’t steal their thunder, but here are a few of my favorites photos from that (all photos by Dax Melmer on behalf of Clean Energy Canada):

wind turbine tunnel

The work above takes place in Windsor, Canada. The company is CS Wind Canada. Haven’t heard of CS Wind Canada? Well, you’ve surely heard of the companies that will use these towers. They include the largest wind turbine companies in the world, such as: Vestas, GE, and Siemens.

“Tower production began in December 2011, and more than 300 employees now spend their days here cutting, bending, welding, and grinding steel into enormous tube ‘sections,’ some 33 meters long and up to 18 feet in diameter,” Dax Melmer writes. “Each of the sections can weigh up to 55 tonnes.”

For more details, check out the full Clean Energy Canada photo essay and article.

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



  • Wayne Williamson

    Cool pics. I can see a lot of this could be automated. Not good for jobs, but good for cost and consistent quality.

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Yeah. I imagine the industry will head in that direction…

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