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This week’s Wind Views feature captures a rotor fly in action.

This event in the utility-scale wind turbine construction process involves lifting the rotor (three blades attached to a hub) more than 265 feet in the air, using a crane (such as the Manitowoc 16000 pictured here) and specialized rigging equipment.

The rigging One Energy uses for its Wind for Industry projects (the yellow parts attached below the crane hook and around the rotor blades) is specifically designed to not only lift a wind turbine rotor – but to lift this unique rotor design.

This photo was taken at a One Energy Wind for Industry project located in Greenville, Ohio. The three-turbine project directly powers a local manufacturing facility. Zoom in to see our technicians atop the nacelle!