On Saturday, while driving on Interstate 80, from western Iowa back to central Iowa, we were surprised to see how many wind turbines - 102 of them! - dot the hilly landscape near Walnut, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County.
An Iowa Energy website states: "Iowa is the third largest producer of wind energy behind California and Texas."
These photos don't adequately convey how huge these turbines are.
- The tower is 275 feet (83 meters) tall.
- Each rotor is 115 feet (35 meters) long.
*I say "American" in deference to my Aussie friends who know footy. A footy field is 135 to 185 meters long.
In any case, they're big! And where they're located is the windiest place in Iowa.
And here you thought it was me...