December 2, 2012

Harnessing wind

Bangui windmills The Bangui Wind Farm is the first of its kind in the Philippines. Its twenty turbines are arranged in a single row along a nine-kilometer stretch of shoreline in the town of Bangui in the province of Ilocos Norte, which is at the northwestern-most tip of the big island of Luzon.
  tourists at the Bangui Wind Farm It has become such a popular tourist destination since its completion in 2008 that several bamboo and nipa huts offering refreshments, souvenirs (bamboo windmills, anyone?), and much-needed shade, have been erected on the beach where the dirt roads leading to the windmills end.

5 comments:

raf said...

Lovely composition of the beach and sky, Hilda. I would guess this wind farm is only the precursor of more to come?

Linda said...

Wow, who would have thought this would be a tourist attraction? Nice pictures though.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Wind farms as a tourist "attraction" - most folk here think they discourage tourists.

Mo said...

Goodness I've never seen wind turbines that close to the sea before.

brattcat said...

thank you for this example of a successful and welcomed windfarm.