Wind turbine blades spanning two flat cars on a freight train on the Union Pacific Northwest Line heading west.
Wind turbine blades are made of aluminum and carbon composite. They are made as light as possible so the inertia force is minimum for quick startup of the blades when the winds pickup from a calm state. The bigger the blades, the faster the speed of the tips. Factors affecting speed are coordinated with the characteristics of the generator that converts the kinetics energy of the motion of the blades to electric power.
The blades were apparently headed for a wind farm somewhere west of Chicago.
A beautiful video of a wind farm in Lena, Illinois, about 50 miles northwest of Rockford, Illinois.
The Eco Grove Wind Farm includes more than 60 wind towers producing 100 MW, and was completed in 2010.
CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Thursday, June 16th, 2011
One of the most well-known wind farms in Illinois is near Bloomington — the Twin Groves Wind Farm is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)
Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.
! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...
Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
|RSS Help ...
crimeblog | fireblog
|¬´ EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER ¬ª|