by Lisa Thompson

Developing a wind farm involves a lot of groundwork before the first turbine goes up. Wind developers must assess the topography and geography of the land to determine the strength of the wind for turbine placement. They also need to "sell" the project to local landowners and work with energy utilities to build transmission lines and interconnections with the existing power grid.


Meet Patrick Pelstring, co-founder and co-chairman at National Wind, as he describes his job and the education, training, and skills needed.


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