Wind Turbine Page
(all photographs by J. Gerencher)

Wind turbines can be employed to convert wind energy into electrical energy.  Wind speed and consistency are important factors for consideration in establishing sites for such facilities.   Their drawbacks are their size and appearance, the noise they make when in operation, and the birds that are killed by the spinning blades.

Wind turbines near Palm Springs, California. 
For scale, note the truck at the base of the turbine
in the center of the photograph.

Three rows of wind turbines at South Point,
Island of Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands.

Wind turbines on ridge crest overlooking village.
Island of Crete, Greece.