Finding my windy roots
This guest blog post, written May 15, is reprinted from the Clean Currents blog with the permission of the author, Meghan Tighe.
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for WINDPOWER 2013, the American Wind Energy Association's annual conference and trade show.
As a conference volunteer, my primary responsibility was to administer surveys to representatives of fifty different companies that manufacture components for wind turbines here in the United States. There are approximately 8,000 parts in a wind turbine, and about two-thirds of those parts are sourced from manufacturing plants located in the U.S.
Over the ...