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SEE IT: Drone films monk sunbathing on top of wind turbine

4 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The incredible sight was captured by California pilot Kevin Miller as he toured the Portsmouth Abbey School while on vacation.

Bald Hills Wind Farm: Time-Lapse Video Of Wind Turbine Construction

What does it take to build a 2 MW wind turbine? This time-lapse video of the construction of a wind turbine at the Bald Hills Wind Farm gives a glimpse into the process, and makes it look almost simple (though it’s obviously not, and is no small undertaking). Show More Summary

Distributed Wind Turbines Face Challenges In Domestic Market

Originally published on EIA. The domestic market for distributed wind turbines has weakened since the record capacity additions in 2012. Last year’s installations of mid-size and small wind turbines were the lowest in a decade. Relatively...Show More Summary

Drone catches man tanning on top of a wind turbine as summer reaches new heights.

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

The trick is to lay perfectly still. Just when a man thought he'd found a place to soak up some rays where he wouldn't be discovered, a drone came by and caught him on top of a 200 foot wind turbine. When he heard the drone approach, he simply sat up and waved. Show More Summary

Domestic Market for Distributed Wind Turbines Faces Several Challenges

Last year's installations of mid-size and small wind turbines were the lowest in a decade. Relatively low electricity prices, competition from other distributed energy sources, and relatively high permitting and other nonmaterial costs have presented challenges to the distributed wind market in the United States. read more

Can eagles be saved from wind turbines?

If you are a hunter and accidentally shoot an endangered eagle, you could go to jail and you will certainly have a criminal record. If you are a wind turbine company, you kill 100 eagles a year and pay a token fine. What is the difference? The latter is an alternative energy darling of the US government. Show More Summary

Way for eagles and wind turbines to coexist

Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, where potential for wind power is greatest with a lower threat to nesting eagles.

Sunbathing on Top of a Wind Turbine

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

You think you’ve finally found the perfect place to get away from everyone for a little solitude, and what happens? A drone with a camera finds you! (YouTube link) Kevin Miller was flying his camera-rigged drone over Rhode Island near Portsmouth Abbey School and spotted this man laying in the sun on top of a wind turbine! Was he napping? Surely not. Show More Summary

What The?!: Drone Operator Shocked To Find Man Napping On Top Of 200-Foot Tall Wind Turbine

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is some drone footage captured by Kevin Miller of a 200-foot tall wind turbine in Rhode Island. Kevin was shocked to find a man sleeping on top of the turbine. That man was shocked to find a drone disturbing his nap. Obviously, that guy is not afraid of heights. Show More Summary

Drone pilot spots man sunbathing atop 200-foot-tall wind turbine

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Kevin Miller was flying his camera-equipped drone around a wind turbine in Rhode Island and spotted a man sunbathing on top. The sunbather waved to the drone then probably wished the drone would buzz off.

Drone Pilot Discovers Crazy Dude Sunbathing Atop a Towering Wind Turbine

You’d assume that climbing to the top of a 200-feet tall wind turbine would give you all the privacy you could ever want for a relaxing afternoon nap. But then you remember that soon there will be more drones zipping across the skies than birds—and that privacy might officially be a thing of the past. Read more...

Drone Catches A Man Sunbathing On A Wind Turbine

yesterdayHumor : eBaum's World

Nothing like catching some rays, 200 feet up in the air!

Vestas Receives 40 MW Contract For Wind Project In India

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order to provide 40 MW worth of turbines to a wind power plant being developed in India. The Khambaliya wind power project in Gujarat State, India, will make use of 20 of Vestas’ V110-2.0Show More Summary

Drone rudely interrupts man sunbathing on 200-foot-tall wind turbine

It's 2015, so no matter how much privacy you think you may have, there is always a chance that a drone is lurking nearby, ready to invade your seclusion Drone pilot Kevin Miller was capturing some footage of a wind turbine in Rhode Island,...Show More Summary

Drone Pilot Is Surprised to Find a Man Sunbathing on Top of a 200-Foot Wind Turbine, Man Is Surprised to Be Found

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Drone pilot Kevin Miller was surprised recently when he flew his camera drone to get a view of a 200-foot-tall wind turbine in Rhode Island and found a man sunbathing at the top. When the unidentified man spots the drone, he stares at it for a while and gives an incredulous shrug, seemingly surprised by the encounter. […]

Bloomberg wrap-up: Wind turbine makers thrive on record orders

Wind turbine makers Vestas, Gamesa and Nordex have seen big rises in share prices on the back of healthy orders but offshore wind remains too expensive. Meanwhile Audi has unveiled a 500km range all electric SUV.

German Wind Turbine Maker Nordex Secures Another Order From Pakistan

Nordex is rapidly expanding its footprint in the emerging wind energy market of Pakistan as it lands order after order to supply turbines to several companies. Gul Ahmed Energy, a wind energy project developer in Pakistan, recently placed its first order for wind turbines with Nordex. Show More Summary

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