Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Windmill, Kingston, Massachusetts, USA

This power generating wind turbine is located in the town of Kingston on a landfill site. It is still under construction.

For size perspective, the movable work platform attached to the downward pointing blade holds two men doing work on the blade. Hyundai, mostly known in the U.S. for car manufacturing, is a multinational conglomerate with a wide range of products - including this windmill - I assume they made the entire windmill since their name is on the nacelle.

Other windmill family members nearby........

It's unfortunate that we can't seem to find a way to generate energy without imposing some serious cost on the planet's systems, in this case lots of birds worldwide are killed by turbine blades. I'm not attacking wind power - oil, coal, gas, solar, nuclear, hydro, biomass, wind - all types exact some toll that we choose to pay and, we also choose to pass the impact on to the next generation -  hmmmmmm - we can't stop progress or turn back the clock.  I for one, am addicted to electricity - there I've said it.  And further, I'm not giving it up until you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.  Therein lies society's dilemma about power plants - we have to have them to make electricity and, with increasing world population, the demand will continue to grow.

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