So, this week, I just have to explain and hopefully convey to you what I saw last week while driving to and from Lubbock. It was actually incredible. And I was given a "heads up" by a fellow Friend/Blogger (a CrazyAsNormal fellow Texan), soon after I posted Last Friday's Blog that she had driven by and seen these as well. But first, just to prove I really was in Lubbock...
|Right there... On the Corner of the Campus!!! I was there...|
|The "Real Deal"|
OK, talk about your Really Big Mercedes Benz Emblems... Take a look at these "Bad Boys." See what you think... Ha!!! Am I right??? Fancy Hood Ornaments...
|Hood Ornaments... Ha!!!|
|On Ridge Tops...|
|On Flat Land...|
|This is a Portion of the Roscoe Wind Farm|
So, look at the Map I posted last week and notice the route we took to Lubbock. Now, look at the 2nd Map of the locations of the Wind Farms in Texas. You'll notice just past Abilene, which we drove through, a CLUSTER of Wind Farms begins. Holy Smokes, do they ever!!! We literally drove for miles and miles and miles and more miles and saw these Huge Mercedes Benz Emblems slowly, but constantly turning.
|Our Driving Route To & From Lubbock|
|Notice the Dots between Abilene and Lubbock (Black Dots = Existing)|
Now, you see why we saw so many... And you thought I was exaggerating, huh??? According to Wikipedia, Texas produces the most Wind Power of any U.S. State. Wind Power accounted for 9.2% of the electricity generated in Texas in 2012.
Wind Resource areas in Texas are located in the Texas Panhandle, where we saw them, South of Galveston (huh??? their words, not mine... seems to me that would be directly in the water, but who am I to question their stats???), and also in the mountain & ridge tops of the Trans Pecos region.
The largest Wind Farm belongs to Roscoe Wind Farm. They have 627 Wind Turbines that can power more than 250,000 Texan Homes. The second largest belongs to Horse Hollow Wind Energy. They have 421 Wind Turbines spread over 47,000 acres. Both of these Farms were in the area that we drove through. The list of Texas Companies goes on and on and on. Who knew???
The End: I truly appreciate you stopping by for another week of Slu's World. I hope to see you on Tuesday for another Mix Tape. Til then...
Be safe, be smart, and always Smile... It's "Happy Friday"
adios... vaya con dios