Reporting Steve Murphy
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — How tall can those turbines get? The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
Now, under construction in southwestern Minnesota are what will become the state’s tallest wind towers: 430 feet from the ground to the top of the blade.
Aaron Peterson of the company called “Juvi Wind”, says all the talk about the future of wind energy is anything but a lot of hot air.
“Wind energy is coming into its own. It is viable. It is mature. It is growing. It is such that the manufacturers are competing at a higher level than they were just a decade ago” said Peterson.
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Peterson, a former state legislator, says wind energy now contributes up to 3,000 jobs to Minnesota’s economy not to mention $7 and a half million in property tax payments.
The 15 giant turbines near Worthington should be completed by the end of the year.