From left, UC San Diego engineering graduate student Ian Prowell is shown with structural engineering professor Ahmed Elgamal and Oak Creek Energy Systems Executive Vice President Ed Duggan at the UCSD Englerkirk Structural Engineering Center in Scripps Ranch where university researchers recently performed earthquake simulation tests on a wind turbine.

From left, UC San Diego engineering graduate student Ian Prowell is shown with structural engineering professor Ahmed Elgamal and Oak Creek Energy Systems Executive Vice President Ed Duggan at the UCSD Englerkirk Structural Engineering Center in Scripps Ranch where university researchers recently performed earthquake simulation tests on a wind turbine.

As the world continues on its quest to transform from oil-dominant energy practices to the use of renewable resources, San Diego is reducing its own carbon footprint, in part, by creating wind farms in and around the region...

Andrea Siedsma is a freelance writer for the San Diego Business Journal.

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