People Powered podcast: Michael Flores, Wind Technician

People Powered

The latest in the Department of Energy series, People Powered, about the experiences of people in green jobs:

Michael Flores is a wind technician who travels the country with his dog Riley and climbs 200-foot turbines all day long. (Spoiler alert: his dog doesn’t climb the towers.) His job with Renewable Concepts Inc. keeps him on the go, moving from one wind farm to the next every few months — which is just how he likes it.

Michael shared with us how he got his start in wind energy, what it’s like scaling massive wind turbines, what he does when the wind isn’t blowing, and why he’s planning to stick with a career in wind for the long haul.

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