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What Happens When Wind Turbines Get Too Old?


Taylor Hays grew up watching her father fix wind turbines. She didn't consider herself to be very mechanical. But she knew she wanted to work with her hands.

So she decided to follow in her father's footsteps. Hays is studying at Walla Walla Community College in southeast Washington to repair renewable energy equipment, like wind turbines.

"This is my first wind application class, so I'm kind of excited because we haven't been able to work with actual wind turbine equipment yet," Hays said, standing in a large room filled with mechanical equipment.

As a potential second-generation wind tech...

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