Wind Power is Beautiful

Nov 17, 2010 by Lisa Newton

In case you didn’t know it, I’m fascinated with alternative energy. Not just because of its “greenness,” which is substantial, but also for its looks and industrial motifs.

Many people think rows and rows of wind mills are not very beautiful; but I do.

The first modern industrial windmill I saw up close, was not too far from my sister’s home Bowling Green, Ohio.

Although not on any list of windmill farms I could find, its 4 working turbines are each 391 feet tall, and supply enough electricity for approximately 3,000 residents.

I realize this isn’t much when compared to the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm in Palm Springs, but it’s better than nothing, which is where many states are with respect to their development and use of wind power as an alternative source of energy,

Of course, one reason may be because some states aren’t windy enough.

Here’s a map showing our States year-end wind power capacity from 1999-2009:

To demonstrate the beauty of wind mills–while visiting Palm Springs–I took quite a few photographs of the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm nearby.

Here’s a few of them:

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One Response to “Wind Power is Beautiful”

  1. Mary Mira Robson@White Rock BC Canada B&B says:

    They recently erected a single wind turbine on Grouse Mountain which is visible for miles in the Metro Vancouver area. It is quite a site. It’s privately owned and is said to generate up to 25% of Grouse Mountain’s electricity requirements. I give a big thumbs up to this type of power generation. :)
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