Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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.