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The Perfect People to Repair Wind Turbines? Rock Climbers

When wind turbines need maintenance or repairs, you want people who are comfortable working 300 feet above ground, hanging from a rope.

Wind power has skyrocked in the United States over the past decade. Since 2000, we've gone from about 2,500 megawatts of installed capacity to more than 40,000. That means a lot more turbines, and when those turbines need maintenance or repairs, you want people who are comfortable working 300 feet above ground, hanging from a rope. Rock climbers are perfect for the job.

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