Wind Turbine Photos

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Wind Turbines are those turning things that generate energy when blown by wind. In the old times, the same idea is called windmill. Modern turbines are some 80 meters high (roughly 20 stories), and usually in clusters of tens of them, forming a wind farm. It is a hallmark of technology, a awe-inspiring beauty to behold. It is one of modern clean energy resource.

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Giant wind turbines at Aapua wind park, Aapua, Norrbotten, Sweden. Google Map Photo taken from one of the turbine's engine cabin. There are a total of 7 of them. Each is 78 m high, with rotor diameter of 82 m. 〔Photo by Anders Bockgård, 2006-03-13. Used with permission.〕
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A array of gargantuan wind turbines. Majestic. Each one is 102m tall, about 30 stories tall. The place is called Middelgrunden. It is located 2 km off shore east of Copenhagen, Denmark. Google Map 〔image source http://windtrust.eu/News--Events/Gallery/Gone-With-The-Offshore.kl
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Wind turbines in Neuenkirchen, Dithmarschen. Picture taken in Westerkoog, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. 〔photo by Dirk Ingo Franke. Used with permission.〕
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Wind turbines near Aalborg, Denmark.
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Giant windturbines, somewhere around eastern area of Germany, 2003. Each of these are about 20 stories tall.
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Giant windturbines, somewhere around eastern area of Germany, 2003. Each of these are about 20 stories tall.
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Wind turbine on a rest stop near highway I80, Adel, Iowa, USA. Google Map 2004-09. It is made of 25 sections, each is about 170 cm, so the total height is about 42 meters or 10 stories high.