Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wind farming comes to Lee County, IL

Photo by LeftWingCracker

As Lauren and I entered Lee County this evening near Sublette, IL, we saw these spectacular wind turbines rising some 90 feet in the air, and it was an awesome spectacle. I will have more photos from the digital camera later, this was taken from my cell phone. My nephew tells me that each blade is approximately 53 feet long. Amazing.

There are 15 such wind turbines, with more being built as we speak; once we can make such energy sources more efficient, it can help reduce the cost of energy and reduce, hopefully, our dependence on fossil fuels for heating, cooling and powering our homes, scvholls and businesses.

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