Wind Turbines Cowboys: Wind Power Has Its Own Reality TV Show

Mother Nature is a powerful force and taming her is nearly impossible. Wind turbine workers risk their lives building, maintaining and repairing these monolithic, modern day windmills – the wind turbines.

This is not to say that “Turbine Cowboys,” beginning a Tuesday night run this week, does not provide some insight into the wind power industry.

Their exploits and perils will be caught on camera in the new and original series Turbine Cowboys premiering April 17 on the Weather channel. The show is in celebration of parent company NBC Universal’s Green is Universal’s” Earth Week.

These men and women are pushed to the limit both physically and emotionally as they brave extreme weather, dizzying heights and possible electrocution – revealing the high-risk work environment.

The show follows a team of would-be “wind techs” from their hardcore boot camp training through their first year in the field, and a team of seasoned veterans who are still challenged every day. Viewers will follow them as they push the envelope to wrestle electricity from the wind energy.

What will they think of next? Maybe a Trump Apprentice show for clean energy venture capitalists. How about teams traveling the globe and competing to filter water in undeveloped countries. What about the Garden Guardians who keep your veggie patch bug and weed free using ancient techniques. Or a show that follows the exploits of the Recycling Revengers who take the cardboard, cans, bottles, and newspapers out of the garbage cans at night of unrepentant non-recyclers, and use the materials to spell out POLLUTER on the offending person’s lawn.