Oct 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: Turbines Above the Fog




wind turbines above the fog Picture of the Day: Turbines Above the Fog

Photograph by iron_mike34 on Reddit


Redditor and iron worker iron_mike34 took this amazing shot from a height of approximately 325 ft, as he stands atop the nacelle, which is the cover housing that contains all of the generating components in a wind turbine. This includes things like the generator, gearbox and drive train.

To get to the nacelle, workers must scale ladders which are located on the inside of the wind turbine. There’s a resting platform about every 60 ft. iron_mike34 took this shot on a particularly foggy day in Bishop Hill, Illinois.