Rare chance to climb Gloucester wind turbine pays off

July 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

GLOUCESTER — The climb was arduous. The view was amazing.

Cars like ants on Route 128. Gloucester Harbor laid out below us as on a map. The Boston skyline. And the blue Atlantic stretching eastward until it disappeared in haze.

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We sat in the open air, 262 feet above Gloucester’s Blackburn Industrial Park, safety lines hooked onto wind turbine T1. Just in front of us, the giant rotor blades turned very slowly.

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