Thursday, September 5, 2013

Green Energy in Wind and Corn Power

While on assignment in Wisconsin this August, I spent an off day travelling the back roads to find interesting rural Midwest images.  Just outside of Fall River, WI, I spotted towers and gently rotating blades of a wind farm, Glacier Hills Wind Energy Center, located between Randolph and Friesland, WI.

After scouting the location I found my favorite view.  The day was cloudy, so I resolved to return on a sunnier day.  A few days later the light and weather improved and I got my shot.  Please click on the image below to see a larger version.

Glacier Hills has 90 Vestas V90 turbines producing approximately 400,000,000 kWh of green, sustainable energy per year.  The wind farm is located in Wisconsin corn fields.  Corn is one of the crops used to produce ethanol as an alternative energy source.

Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer in Alexandria, VA. Please visit to see examples of his professional architectural photography.