Monday, May 3, 2010

Clean Energy....WIND!


I am obsessed with wind farming. Even the name of it seems whimsical, and yet it provides such a vital service, that calling it whimsical is almost insulting. For those who haven't seen the beauty of a wind farm first-hand, I'm including some pictures I captured yesterday of what I believe to be a portion of the Meadow Lakes Wind Farm off I-65 in Indiana.

Achieving commercial operation just recently in October 2009, the wind turbines in Meadow Lake can generate enough clean energy to power 60,000 average Indiana homes each year. How freaking cool is that?!?!?

And mostly, I just like looking at them. Which is why I think I should be a *passenger* next time we head back to Chicago....because I can't take my eyes off them!

3 comments:

lisa said...

love the wind farms. Makes me think of Palm Springs! They're all over the place on the way down there.

Tracy said...

You'd probably LOVE the Altamont pass here in NorCal! I love watching them spin.

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Becky said...

I also love looking at them.
They're so simple, yet so powerful at the same time.