01 February 2010

wind farm

Last week, my kiddos were learning about renewable energy sources in science. Wind was one of the options discussed. Knowing I would see a wind farm that weekend, I promised I'd take a photo or two. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get too close to them. These windmills are absolutely massive. I would guess each blade is between fifty and a hundred feet long. That they turn so silently is mind-boggling.
(ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/400s)


Luis Gomez said...

Yeah, they are pretty massive. Nicely done.

Jacob said...

I remember the first time I saw these on the hills outside of San Francisco, I was mesmerized! Huge, yes! And there were a great many of them, seeming turning at their leisure!

They're not THE answer to our energy problem, but they are one piece of the answer...