Prairie farm life takes on dramatic new meaning in Earl Park, Indiana, home of the Benton County Wind Farm. I've passed this fascinating project a couple times this year, so during last week's road trip to Terre Haute, I pulled over for a closer view of the towering crop of turbines next to the highway.
Around 90 Gen4 GE 1.5mw wind turbines generate earth friendly power, sold to local utility companies in an attempt to lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Wish I could put one in my backyard.
The enormous components for this project are brought to the job sites on special trucks with escorts. Commercial operation in Earl Park just got underway in April of this year, so this is a new project with lots of promise. The wind farm was designed and built by Orion Energy.