monotower turbines to be constructed east of Creston

May 22, 2014 by  
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Wind energy

A poll by Public Opinion Strategies shows 85 percent of Iowans support wind energy, more than any other energy source.

According to the Iowa Wind Energy Association, Iowa has about 3,200 utility scale wind turbines in operation. The state currently ranks third with more than 6,000 jobs related to wind energy.

“It is a mature technology,” Sherer said. “We do not have the same concerns we had 20 years ago. We used to have a lot of bird kills, but the turbines used to be smaller and worked at a higher rpm.”

The towers are a single, solid pillar with three rotating blades that max out at 17 revolutions per minute. The monotower is not conducive for birds to build nests.

For more information on wind turbines, visit www.iowawindenergy.org.

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