There's been a lot of bird mortality talk surrounding wind turbines. However, it turns out that's not so big of a deal compared with bug mortality. Just like a car flying down the highway, wind turbines slice through the air extremely quickly. And just like a car, they slowly get covered in a film of bug juice that, over time, can decrease the efficiency of the turbines by up to 25%.
Now, as you might imagine that cleaning a turbine blade is no gas-station squeegee operation. Shutting down the turbines and getting crews to pressure clean the massive turbine blades only compromises efficiency further. If only mother nature would recognize when we were trying to help!Via Celsias
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