Pictures filed under Impact on Views

Kibby Mountain wind transmission

Kibbywindtransmission_thumb This photo shows the enormity of the transmission lines erected to transport energy from the Kibby Mountain wind facility in Northern Maine. The poles are approximately 100-feet tall, well above the 35-foot tall distribution lines in the foreground. These lines, which run for miles, are very visible contribution to the industrialization of the area. The rights of way are typically 80-100 feet in width creating extensive habitat fragmentation beyond the turbine site.
1 May 2009

Turbines on the horizon, Wethersfield NY

Wethersfieldnyturbines_thumb These ten Vestas V47 wind turbines stand as imposing structures on the landscape in Wethersfield, NY. The turbines were erected in 2002 and stand 273 feet from base to blade tip, over 100 feet shorter than the newly erected turbines nearby in Eagle, NY. Each turbine is rated for 660KW (6.6MW for all 10 in total). The photograph was taken from approximately 2 miles away with no zoom.
17 Oct 2008
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