Like their ancestors the original windmills, wind turbines tend to dominate the land around them. These massive structures, which weigh thousands of tons and often stand well over 100 meters (330 feet) high, are capable of generating up to 3-4 Megawatts of electrical power. Since placement is dictated by the strength and steadiness of the wind, they tend to be clustered in wind farms situated in mountain passes, on flat prairies, or offshore. Some of the largest concentrations of windpower can be found in California, Texas, and the Great Plains in the USA; Canada’s Prairie Provinces; Northern Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom in Europe; and India. Giant modern-day windmills are marvels to behold, and as you'll see from this collection, the best vantage point is an aerial one captured by drone. Aerial photo: "Auwahi Wind Turbines" by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot paulmp4p.
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