Friday, June 12, 2009

Wind Power

You see these white behemoths while driving out to Palm Springs, or in recent movies depicting a desert drive to Vegas.

Recently, I decided to get a close up look at these "green power" mills and was surprised to see how large they really are. The larger mills, as pictured, are over 20 stories tall and have blades that reach over 150 feet! And there are hundreds of them. It's like a forest of windmills in the desert. In some ways they are an eyesore--at best they are interesting to look at. But as the pressure mounts to produce more clean power, I'm afraid more and more of these windmills will pop up. Here's the good news: One of these wind mills can produce enough electricity in one hour to power up an average home for one month. Not bad….

7 comments:

Eric(NL) said...

The first one has a great contrast!!! Beautifull!!!

Have a nice Skywatch Friday!!

Carol said...

I have been seeing some of these strange looking wind mills also...great color contrast in the first shot...I like the composition in the last shot...a creative look at these ugly ducklings...

James said...

I remember passing those when I was on my way to Texas a few years ago.
I've been looking at your pictures and your other blogs. I think they're great. I also love the Patrick Henry quote you posted on heyjt "freedom of religion"
Really good stuff!

siva // ശിവ said...

Super shot, In my village also there ia a lot of windmills...

Arija said...

I like the third shot, looks like a field full of barbed wire or nasty insects in front of those splendid mountains.

Petrea said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for these. Thanks for driving out and getting these shots. I love your pics, JT.

magicpolaroid said...

I remember the passing, before PS down town, great!