Thursday, May 07, 2009

Blown away by Clean Energy: Bangui Windmills

A Theme Thursday post.
Bangui Wind Farm in Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

On the way to the Pagudpud Beach, north of the Philippines, we stopped by to take photos of the Bangui Wind Farm. The sun was about to set so we had to hurry to catch the last sliver of light. We were just in time. :D

According to WikiPilipinas, the Bangui Windmills are located in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. It was a project by the NorthWind Development Corporation as a renewable energy source and help reduce the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The project is the first “Wind Farm” in the Philippines consisting of wind turbines on-shore facing the South China Sea and considered to be the biggest in Southeast Asia. This clean energy source provides 40% of the power requirements of the whole Ilocos Norte province.

Personally, I was just blown away by how clean energy could be so cool. ;)

This photo of me and my dad, actually won for me a feature at our monthly e-Newletter sent to all sites in the world. :D

Want to read more about our trip to Pagudpud? Read this "Pagudpud and other related Adventures"


  1. congrats, as it is a great pic. family coming together to make a difference. or at least in the general vacinity. lol. great post.

  2. Hi

    Ah so you can be serious sometimes!lol

    Great post and great picture of you and your dad!

    Have a nice day :)

  3. I love the idea of wind power although a lot of people are starting to complain about its side-effects. Thanks for sharing this and the cute photo of yourself.

  4. Very nice, especially the pic of you and your dad!

  5. Fantastic photo. Catching the last bit of light gave such bright color and shadows. Congrats on your win.

  6. I love wind turbines. Most of them are from Denmark - makes them even more cool, of course!

  7. Lovely photos, Reyjr. I do love wind farms - both the mysterious, huge presence of the structures, like gigantic guardians of the landscape, and the slow, careful movement of the vanes themselves.

    Congratulations on your feature. You deserved it.

  8. Nice shots Reyjr! We dont seem to have many here but travelling inland not so long ago, there's a whole bank of the things on the way into Canberra. Someone told me they're quite noisy?

  9. @Brian - haha. the beach was awesome by the way. and the waves really high, good for surfing.

  10. reyjr--

    Cool indeed. My sister in law, Maria, is from the Philippines! My brother and Maria just returned from a family reunion. The stories they have of your country make me want to jump on plane and visit. I just have to convince Mr. Jackson that he can handle the length of the plane ride;-0). I am going to email your blog to Maria and Frank. I am certain that they will love reading c

  11. @ Candie Bracci - Haha! Yes, but only sometimes!

    @ The Clever Pup - its not a perfect technology, but the concept is awesome it just blows me away...

    @ Kitty - Thank you!

    @ Wings - We have good genes. lol!

    @ Ronda Laveen - Thank you! It was a great palette to work with!

    @ Dot-Com - Really, I didn't know that. I've been to Denmark though, it's beautiful there!

    @ Sandra Leigh - I agree, they're so mysterious like they're alien!

    @ Baino - Hmm. I would think they are noisy. but they're meant to be in places that are really windy, so windy=noisy. i don't think it will matter! hehe!

  12. @ C.M. Jackson - Haha! I'm glad to hear that! Yes, the Philippines has sooo many places to visit. I hope you can convince Mr. Jackson! :D

  13. mas tiningnan ko kayong mag-ama. sana ganyan din kami. hehe
    galing talaga. kahit maingay sila may katahimikan pa rin ako nararamdaman pag nakikita ko sila. payapa. kung sana mas marami pang gumamit nito para mas malinis ang hanging kinikunan natin ng enerhiya. (in short, no comment).

  14. @ stupidient - tama ka! mahal kasing itayo ito, kailangan ng sponsor para sa capital gaya rin ng iba pang renewable resources. matagal din ang return on investment kaya hindi sya attractive sa investors.. kaya sana nga ay suportahan ito ng mga gobyerno at ng pribadong sektor.

  15. Seeing more and more of these here and there in the USA. Beautiful shot of the wind farm near you!

  16. Great pictures! You look like you enjoy yourselfs :)


  17. @ Silver Fox - thanks! but it's very far from me actually, about 16 hours away by car. :p

    @ Megan - :D

    @ Marianna - thanks! we did enjoy very much!

  18. why can't they hang the windmills down off the clouds so we don't have to look at them?

  19. Tom! Hahaha. I like them. They're like huge electrica fans except in reverse. :p

  20. Great photos!! And how cool is getting energy from the wind?

    thanks for sharing!

  21. Hi! Reyjr,
    What great! info(rmation) about energy and I have to agree with the other posters..very nice photographs of the windmills (Bangui Windmills) and you, with your dad, but of course!

    Thanks, for sharing!
    Take care!
    DeeDee ;-D

  22. Lovely pics and great one of you and your dad!

  23. Super shots, especially the second.

  24. we have had a big debate recently in West Yorkshire about Wind power .I always think they look great.yet a lot of local folk dislike them because they Change The Landscape.I think they look beautiful myself.The benifits outweigh any possible disadvantages for me.
    Yes! Great Photos!Have A good weekend Sir.Regards Tony.

  25. @ Collete - it's very cool indeed! :D

    @ Deedee - what can I say, we're a good looking family. hahaha! just kidding!

    @ Cuppa Jo - :D Thanks!

    @ Michael - Thank you! It was great timing is all it was. :D

    @ tony - I agree, the long term benefits will greatly outweight the "change in landscape". And I should add, they said the same thing about the Golden Gate Bridge. :D

  26. Do you know hubby is from Bangui. But I've never seen this wind farm. :)

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  27. @JenaIsle huwaaaat??? you should go visit! now! go now! :D
    and bring your surfboard too! :D

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