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Big Horn Wind Farm in Klickitat County in Washington

Photo: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Enjoy the quiet

Wind turbines are tall. The most amazing thing about standing underneath a giant turbine is how quiet it is. You could easily check your voicemail while leaning on a tower — it’s that whisper soft. The Big Horn Wind Farm has 200 1.5 megawatt GE turbines and is noted for its efficient use of land — 98 percent of the land it is sited in is available for use by farmers and hunters.