Wind Energy: The End of the World's Largest Windmill

A winter storm decimates a Wyoming windmill with a 257 foot diameter blade, destroying the world's largest windmill on a wind farm focused on renewable wind energy.



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Bill Young, creator of the largest windmill in the world.  
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The world's largest windmill located south of Medicine Bow, Wyoming.
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Testing the 257-foot-diameter blade for pitch.
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Hamilton waiting to be disassembled.
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Steel rebar cage footing for the Mod II, toppled by a violent thunderstorm.
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Part of the wreckage after the fall.
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One of the destroyed windmill blades lies on the ground in the aftermath.
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Young gazes at the frayed edges of the blade tip.
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