Wind Towers that generate electricity, clean energy is the way to go! I am amazed at these giants that reach up into the air and turn the wind into fuel for our homes and businesses. Technology has come so far in my lifetime but this is one of the best things invented I think. Yes, the whole idea of wind energy is ancient but these beauties are not.
Wind produces 9.2% of all the electricity in Texas. It's a $20 billion industry!
Look at these beauties, working all day long and at night too. They are quiet, clean, and even pretty to look at. The farmers can still have their crops in the field while energy is being produced. Wind towers have come a long way since they first started being used. And we are just at the beginning in this business. Most recently, they discoveredd that raising the height another 50 feet produced much more energy and the cost was minimal.
There are wind farms here on the Texas Coast where I took these photos. There are also wind farms in West Texas along I-10 heading west. Also up in the Panhandle, there are wind towers working all over Texas. Texas may be known for oil and gas but Texas also has lots of wind! It is a high energy State!
The towers are very impressive. Get up close to one to feel the power of the wind as the blades come down. It is more than rushing. It is a strong wind.
These photos cannot really show you how large they are. They are gigantic. Look at the base of the one on the second photo to get an idea of the size. See the steps to the platform and the generator?
They line the countryside mile after mile. Very impressive!
Looking forward to more clean alternatives. Hoping Texas will continue to lead the way to safer, cleaner energy and more efficient use of it. Our children will thank us!
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