Wind Turbines in West Texas

Wind generated power in Texas is something most Texans hear and read about, but don’t actually see.  Most of the generators are far out of sight of major cities, nestled deep in cattle country.  If you travel across the state, you’ll likely see hundreds of them.

I was driving through west Texas on my way to New Mexico, and I spotted a train loaded with blades for these generators.  Each blade was the size of a rail car.  A nice fit, actually!  I thought it was interesting that the train’s history of pushing development to the west is still in use today.  Even with greener long term goals of energy, the train is there to help us accomplish this.  That, and it just looked cool!