Wind Turbine Photos

, , 2006-03

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. 1600×1200 Photo by Anders Bockgård, 2006-03-13 †
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A array of gargantuan wind turbines in the ocean. 20 of them. Majestic. 1414×939 The place is called Middelgrunden. It is located 2 km off shore east of Copenhagen, Denmark. Google Map Photo from The Winds of Change By Margot Rossevelt. @ image source
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Wind turbines in Neuenkirchen, Dithmarschen. Picture taken in Westerkoog, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. 2048×1536 Photographer: Dirk Ingo Franke †.
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Wind turbines near Aalborg, Denmark. 1704×2272
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Giant windturbines, somewhere around eastern area of Germany, 2003. Each of these are about 20 stories tall. 1120×840 840×1120
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Wind turbine on a rest stop near highway I80, Adel, Iowa, USA. Google Map 2004-09. 1120×840 It is made of 25 sections, each is about 170 cm, so the total height is about 42 meters or 10 stories high.

† Used with permission.

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