Monday, July 23, 2007

Manic Monday #25 - Wind

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Wind farms could generate as much as 7 percent of U.S. electricity in 15 years.A wind turbine is a machine for converting the kinetic energy in wind into mechanical energy. If the mechanical energy is used directly by machinery, such as a pump or grinding stones, the machine is usually called a windmill. If the mechanical energy is then converted to electricity, the machine is called a wind generator.

...and now for your viewing pleasure...


Cool Slideshows!


24 comments, add yours here:

Neila said...

Very cool slide show!! I have enough family out in Western Kansas, that I get out that way to see the windmills (turbines) several times a year!

Happy MM! Great post!

Linda said...

I almost did a post on this very thing but went for a different kind of windmill!

Hopefully will have it up soon! The post that is ... I have nothing else to get up! Well, except myself in the morning for work ...

tegdirb92 said...

HA!! Great mind think alike--we even choses the same picture :) great post...have a great Monday.

Gattina said...

Reading all these "windy" posts I will become an expert, lol !

Stine said...

Great photos! And a form of energy that should be getting more attention...

Janna said...

Now I can say I know the difference between a windmill and a wind generator!
Well, I could have said it BEFORE, but it would have been a lie.... :)

Amazing Gracie said...

We have a lot of these generators just up the road from us, in Tehachapi where we plan on moving in a couple of years. It's important to choose your property so you're not overlooking them!
I love the white windmill against the dark sky...
~~~Blessings~~~

Kai said...

Great post Tisha!

We have those wind turbines in Alberta (the province next to mine - on the praries) and I always love seeing them. They are HUGE, and so impressive!

Meloncutter said...

Good Post. I learn a little more about wind power with each place I visit.

Later Y'all

mousey said...

wind turbines are great help to everyone but some says there are side effects on it. and they had already work on it.

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

What a wonderful slide show! I love learning about wind power. I wish we could install a turbine here, but the "maufactured home community" would frown on it.

Matt-Man said...

Not only do they generate energy, they're kinda cool looking!! Cheers...

Akelamalu said...

I thought I was the only person in the world that actually likes Wind Farms!

Jamie said...

Make that three. I worry about birds a bit, but the generators are so necessary and actually pretty that I'll trust the birds to learn how to get out of the way.

Comedy + said...

Great job Tisha. I didn't even think of these. Loved the slideshow too. Have a great MM. :)

Sarge Charlie said...

very nice slide show mom

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

great post! I like the photo slideshow too!

Sanni said...

Aaaah, yes - I definitely enjoyed the viewing pleasure. We´ve got lots of wind machines in Germany, too. Some of the old windmills are still there. Most of them harbor nice restaurants today *yum*

Happy MM!

A Week In The Life of A Redhead said...

Oh I could just talk more and generate enough hot air to power San Francisco...
Catherine, the redhead

Travis said...

Excellent - I loved the slideshow.

Happy MM!

Mert said...

Gorgeous Pictures! Great post, happy MM!

I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Great MM post.... I didn't get one up today. Life got in the way, haha.

Heart of Rachel said...

How interesting! Thanks for sharing that cool slideshow.

BTW, I love your cool header. I love the nice things written on it. I agree, "life is one big celebration".

Morgen said...

I just read in Mother Earth magazine, that home wind generators are very popular now for people with farms & acreage.
In some parts of the country, people actually make enough of their own electricity with wind to be "off the grid" -- in fact, some people sell their extra current back to the utility companies! Because of this surge of popularity in wind technology for the home, there is a back-log of the generators (they're selling faster than companies can make them!)
Great MM post!
Sorry I'm a day late!

mo