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Watch to the end to see how just huge this thing is!
From Frischer Wind, via Page 3.14
If you ever get to the Northwest, I’ll take you out to see them. There are a couple ridges near my mom’s place with a hundred or so turbines and more under construction. Sometimes when I visit her, I pass trucks hauling the parts for the new ones. One blade is all a flatbed eighteen-wheeler can carry at a time.
The ridges themselves are amazing layered basaltic flows and the same area where the glacial Bretz floods happened, so there is quite a geologic history to be seen along with the turbines.
Between Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, there must be some conference going on out here that you need to attend.
I remember driving past the wind farm at San Gorgonio Pass, near Palm Springs, California, a number of years ago, as I listened to the Philip Glass soundtrack for the film Powaqatsi. The music made the rows of wind turbines seem surreal, and almost mesmerizing, so I wouldn’t recommend that visual-aural experience for an already monotonous drive.
Wind farms have been in the news lately, as potential hazards for migrating Whooping Cranes. I wrote a short piece about the issue in my blog:
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