Second generation wind turbine in Cloud County


A new prototype of wind generator will be installed in the Concordia area. The developer expects a common semi-truck to deliver all the parts needed for construction. The tower depends on hydraulics and cables and can be lowered to the ground for assembly and repair.

Earlier this week Russell Gagnon, a reporter for Concordia's Blade-Empire newspaper wrote a story about one of the wind turbines located in Cloud County. That turbine is far from a run-of-the-mill turbine like we see being transported through Jewell County on Highway 36. We found his story interesting and trust you will enjoy this condensed version. If you want to read the entire story, check out the Blade-Empire's website or obtain a copy of the paper in which the full story was published (

His story follows:

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