Thursday, January 25, 2007

How to build a wind farm

With the President's recent speech and the inclusion of a vision of a less-gas-dependent nation, all eyes seem to be turning toward renewable energy resources. Perhaps we ought to think about wind.

In my RSS reader skimming today, I somehow landed at this blog posting about how to build a wind farm. Check it out; the pictures are phenomenal; I've seen wind turbines, but nothing like these.

Perhaps we could put a farm up off the coast of Virginia? Is there enough wind to make it worth our effort?


  1. Virginia's coast is a major flyway for migrating birds. A wind farm would not be appropriate.

  2. I am amazed at how one person called Alice can know where the migrating paths of birds are when large organizations such as The national aviary and The National Audubon are still unsure themselves, I would be suprised if you could provide factual evidence to put back bone in your comment, Keep up the great post Tidewater Musings. Tammy

  3. Of course, if global warming keeps going the way it is, the birds will not have a place to land as the oceans will have covered all the land... Hmmm... continue pumping the atmosphere with CO2 so the temps rise along with the water levels of the world... or...

    Hmmm... I was surprised to see that the wind farm in question is 10-20 miles offshore... how far out do the birds fly when they migrate?