It’s a windy day as Dan Teed makes his way up the side of a gravel road. Tall, twirling turbines stand like sentinels on the crest of the hill.
Teed is on a mission. He’s at the Howard Wind Project in Steuben County. He wants to hear the noise from the spinning blades for himself.
“One person said that the tips of the wings are actually traveling at 125 miles an hour.”
Dan stands under a single turbine in the middle of an empty field surrounded by a grove of trees. Shadows flicker on the grass with each pass of the blades.
“What do you think, Dan?”