An outbreak of Covid-19 at a wind power facility in North Dakota has forced it to temporarily close, the latest example of how the pandemic is impacting the renewable energy sector.
The North Dakota Department of Health said there were 110 confirmed cases of coronavirus in people connected to the LM Wind Power plant in Grand Forks — a total that includes both employees and their close contacts.
The site produces rotor blades for wind turbines and employs 900 people. It closed after eight workers tested positive for coronavirus.
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