Tuesday, October 27, 2009

bangui windmills ilocos norte

Southeast Asia's largest wind farm today are found in the Philippines. with twenty white giant turbines along the 3-kilometer Ilocos coastline, it looked like a place for the giants to me.one can get there by either bringing their own vehicles or jeepneys, but a short tricycle ride from the Bangui drop off point will do. even along the highway from Pagudpud, you can already view those giant wind turbines. many would refer to it as a windmill but when a number of these wind turbines are located in a certain area, it is referred to as a wind farm. the Bangui wind farm has as of this posting has 20 wind turbines. the Northwind Bangui Bay project provides a significant percent of electricity to the province of Ilocos Norte. with today's issue on climate change, this is one of the ways where we use the natural source to produce energy. in this case, Ilocos strong coastal winds.beyond being a great electromechanical source of electricity, it has been one of the famous stops in North Luzon. one can really be amazed by the size of these turbines. look at the people below the turbine in the photo below.i tried to measure it by stretching my arms and made one round on one of the windmill. believe it or not, it is actually 8 dong ho arm stretch!another one worth sight. one worth stop in the North Luzon island. to get there, just ride a bus from Laoag that goes to Pagudpud and tell the bus driver to drop you at the Bangui town. around an hour and a half drive from Laoag, Ilocos Norte's capital town.

40 comments:

witsandnuts said...

Very interesting. Who would have thought at first glance that these were taken in the Philippines? =)

gillboard said...

i've never seen a windmill before... galing.. parang netherlands lang..

Abou said...

akala ko sa abroad. dapat kasi pinupuntahan natin ang mga ganitong lugar sa ating bansa at pino promote :-)

Photo Cache said...

we could use a lot more of this to supplement the need for electricity.

we have one here too but i never learned how to get there by foot because from the very busy freeway you can see them.

Chyng said...

Makakarating din ako jan someday.. ;)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

This is really a great way to harness natural energy. Will these withstand the ferocious winds of a supertyphoon?

Borneo Falcon said...

Cool. I actually did a research on wind mill when in university as part of renewable energy.

Some say the wind mill at the shoreline is an eye sore.

wait said...

...been there' last year.
and yes want to go back there...

-ellesig- said...

8 arm stretch! cool!

dodong flores said...

Palaging akong dumadaan dito while driving going to Northern Luzon but didn't get a chance to see this kasi it is always during night time when I pass hereby. Ang ganda pala dito, ano? Nice photos too. It's good that you included some people in the 6th photo so to scale the mass size of the wind mill.
Our country didn't really run out of wonders, do you agree?

Pietro said...

Very interesting. Really attractive views!

Friendzworld said...

Very interesting. Really nice post....
have a nice day

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

it indeed does! i'd love to be there!

we should use more of this environmentally-friendly energy source. bravo fot the Philippines!

I am Xprosaic said...

Hayz... nangangatog ang tuhod ko... kasi naman yan ang isang bagay na gusto kong puntahan... ewan ko ba, fascinated ako sa mga power plants... jijijijiji

Hilda said...

Awesome! I have to see these for myself one of these days. Wish we could use more of them.

Mys Lyke Meeh said...

Is it in Ilocos? Did Chavit arouse his interest over it?

Interesting one. Glad you found it and post it in your blog. Keep up!

carlotta said...

those windmills really are a sight to behold. hope i can get there someday. :)

Allen Yuarata said...

gustong-gusto ko talagang mabisita to. Ang ganda ganda nya.

ei sir dong, my temporary link is http://allenyuarata.blogspot.com ha. pakivisit nalang. may announcement me dun. hehe. good day!

PUSANG-gala said...

ay---kaya gusto ko pumunta ng Ilocos dahil sa mga ito---sila ang gusto ko talaga makita. yung nakalinya sila na ganyan. really is a thing of beauty for me. sorry Pagudpod.hehe

cebu picture said...

This wind farm should be increase through out the country. Its natural and less expensive to human lives.

When i see this, i remember the weakness of present government in term of technology.

Hope no more businessman in malacanang by 2010. We need technology oriented leader.

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FilMasons NSW said...

Great to hear that we are into renewable energy. Much like the geothermal plant in Bicol.

Must see this farm on the way to Pagudpud!

Great post and photos!

FilMasons NSW said...

Great to hear that we are into renewable energy. Much like the geothermal plant in Bicol.

Must see this farm on the way to Pagudpud!

Great post and photos!

moving on said...

Walang windmill dito sa Visayas. Hindi pa ako nakakita niyan for real. lol. Kelangan ko ihug yan pag nakapunta ako ng ilocos.

Dennis Villegas said...

The most photographed place of Bangui! Galing, Dong. Fantastic shots you have here!

Leoj said...

sabi ng isa sa mga propesor ko sa UP, ang windmill daw ay may dalang tunog na "sort of" nakakabaliw sa mga residente na malapit dito.

uhm, totoo ba ito dong? may mga napansin ka bang kakaiba sa mga tao dun?:DDD

Nanaybelen said...

ang ganda pala. 'kana ako pero di ko pa napuntahan ito. I hope one day mapuntahan ko rin sya.

Lawstude said...

the first time i was there 15 lang yan. nang magpunta tayo 20 na. baka next time 25 na yan.

lagal[og] said...

i miss these windmills. it's been 3 years since i was in ilocos. tfs bai :D

as an aside, i agree with photo cache, we can use more of these windmills to lessen our dependence on costly oil and consequently, its impact on the environment

nuts said...

wow, me ganito pala sa Pilipinas.. di ko alam toh ah.. salamat sa pag-share..

princess_dyanie said...

napadaan lang kami dito nung nasa ilocos kami. sa susunod, bababa ako at magpapa picture sa harap nyan haha! :P

docgelo said...

amazing windmills! i'll surely include this in my must-visit wish list... great shots!

Blue Rose said...

8 arm strecth! grabe ha. this is very interesting.

bw said...

very impressive structures. They install these windmills where the wind speeds are constant all day long. we should have more of these all over the islands !

zherwin said...

i am making sure that when i get back at pagudpud, susuyurin ko ang mga yan, i only saw those windmills along the pagudpud shore and the time when on the bus.

Reena said...

good source of power nga kaso we can't afford to maintain it. kaya ayan, i think we only have 8 mills working. sayang sa capital investment. hehe. pero ata least it has become a tourist attraction narin. :)

nice feature dom.

7a'faR said...

great windmill dong!!






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Renel said...

I'm doing a search on windmill pictures and I've found this Blog.


Way to go! i will try to visit this on my next vacation in the Phils.

by the way, i've saved some of your pictures. they're great!

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Wow, this is nice. Windmills are good source of energy.

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Really a nice place. Nice blog post too.

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