Power Player

He once built gas-fired gen­er­a­tors. To­day, he’s build­ing the coun­try’s largest wind farm—be­cause he thinks it will make him richer

Inc. (USA) - - FEATURES - BY DAVID WHITFORD Pho­to­graphs by Ian Allen

In­ven­ergy didn’t as­pire to be a green-en­ergy com­pany, but founder Michael Pol­sky smartly adapted to the chang­ing power en­vi­ron­ment.

TOWER OF POWER The base of this 262-foot-tall wind tur­bine, in Mar­seilles, Illi­nois, ex­tends only seven feet be­low grade, but it con­tains more than a mil­lion pounds of con­crete and re­bar.

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