Wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas unveiled three prototype blades at their Brighton factory Wednesday. They’re the longest ever manufactured by the U.S. wind industry.
Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 9:18 am
The U.S. is embracing wind energy, with wind turbines making up half of the new electricity added to the power grid last year. But a smattering of people who live near the turbines say they're a nuisance — and making them ill.
Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 7:55 pm
Wind power is growing faster than ever — almost half of the new sources of electricity added to the U.S. power grid last year were wind farms.
But is the sky the limit? Several scientists now say it's actually possible to have so many turbines that they start to lose power. They steal each other's wind.
Vestas announced Thursday layoffs at its Windsor and Brighton blade factories. The reduction affects 10 percent of Vestas’ statewide workforce of 1,100 employees.
Vestas has signed a two-year agreement to supply towers for several wind power projects. As a result, more than 100 workers will be hired on at the Vestas' tower plant in Pueblo.