iOS app Android app More

Wind Power Town: Trimont, Minnesota Is Ahead Of The Curve


First Posted: 08-12-08 04:15 PM   |   Updated: 09-12-08 05:12 AM

I Like ItI Don’t Like It
Wind Turbines

Long before gas topped $4 a gallon or Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens embraced renewable energy, a group of farmers here banded together to build a massive windfarm.

Today their vision is paying off.

At the edge of town, 67 giant turbines -- each taller than the Statue of Liberty -- rise above the landscape producing enough electricity to power 29,000 homes throughout the state and providing the farmers and local government with roughly $2 million a year. And it's just the beginning. Soon, a second phase of the project will be online -- doubling the number of towers -- and a third phase is already being planned.

Read the full story here

-OR-

Read about a neighborhood in Colorado that will be completely fossil-fuel free

Filed by Dave Burdick  |  Report Corrections