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Wind Giants

These wind generators were just being installed when I took this photo.  The giant size of the generators fascinates me.–  Notice the size of the cattle and the pickup next to the wind generators.  According to National Wind Watch, the most widely used wind generator consists of 116-ft blades atop a 212-ft tower for a total height of 328 feet.

Wind Farms are popping up all over Texas.  These wind generators are located in the Panhandle of Texas on Highway 287.    The Texas Panhandle certainly provides ample wind for possible use of energy.

Does the area where you live have these giant wind farms?  How do you feel about seeing the wind generators in the fields instead of the usual farms and ranches?

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2 thoughts on “Wind Giants

  1. I believe there is an aesthetic beauty to them. If we must construct man-made energy structures these are the least offensive. Coming from the Northwest nothing is more disturbing than the site of a dam. And then there is the coal burning buildings. I know there are issues with birds flying into the blades, but as cold as it might sound, for the common good these giants are more than welcomed.

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    • I agree that these seem less offensive than some of the other alternatives. I’ve never lived close to an energy producing dam; but I’ve been to the Hoover Dam. While the site of the dam is amazing; it does alter the environment greatly. Thanks for stopping by and for your thoughtful comment.

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