The Making of a Windfarm

A wind energy fair in Husum, northern Germany, September 2010. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Wind turbine towers are welded at the DMI Industries plant in Stevensville, Ontario, Canada, June 2011. (Norm Betts/Getty Images)

Artur Carmo, of Martifer Energy Systems SGPS SA, inspects the inside of a wind turbine stem at the company’s manufacturing centre in Oliveira de Frades, Portugal, August 2010. (Mario Proenca/Getty Images)

Employees at the ABB AG factory work on a components for a wind turbine generator at the company’s plant in Tallinn, Estonia, November 2011. (Simon Dawson/Getty Images)

A wind turbine is assembled at the Guodian United Power Technology Company in Baoding city, Hebei province, China, June 2011. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Blades for Vestas Wind Systems A/S wind turbines are stored at the company’s factory in Tianjin, China, September 2010. (Nelson Ching/Getty Images)

Finished wind turbine blades stored ahead of shipping at the Siemens AG plant in Aalborg, Denmark, November 2011. (Timothy Fadek/Getty Images)

Wind turbine blades ready to be transported from a factory in China’s northern Hubei province, September 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP)

Massive three-pronged legs made from steel at the Cuxhaven Steel Construction GmbH facility in Cuxhaven, Germany, are prepared for transportation to the North Sea, where they were to be used in Germany’s first offshore windfarm. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Parts of a Vestas Wind Systems A/S turbine await assembly at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District wind power plant in Rio Vista, California, November 2011. (Ken James/Getty images)

A Suzlon Energy wind turbine during construction at the Edison Mission Group Big Sky windfarm in Ohio, Illinois, September 2010. (Daniel Acker/Getty Images)

A crane hoists the hub and blades for a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine being built at International Power Canada’s Plateau windfarm in Ontario, Canada, September 2011. (Norm Betts/Getty Images)

Still in Ontario, a worker guides the hub and blades of the wind turbine into position. (Norm Betts/Getty Images)

Sturt Daley, site manager, stands atop a wind turbine nacelle at Capital Wind Farm in Bungendore, Australia, December 2010. (Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Still in Australia, a wind turbine operates at the Capital Wind Farm. (Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Acciona turbines operate at the NaturEner USA LLC Glacier windfarm in Ethridge, Montana, August 2010. (Andrew Harrer/Getty Images)

Wind turbines belonging to China Resources New Energy Group spin in Shantou, Guangdong province, China, January 2011. (Forbes Conrad/Getty Images)

An electric substation at a wind turbine location in Shantou. (Forbes Conrad/Getty Images)

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