MNN Galleries

18 amazing wind farm photos

By: Shea Gunther on Feb. 1, 2010, 12:43 p.m.
Big Horn Wind Farm in Klickitat County in Washington

Photo: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

5 of 18

Enjoy the quiet

Wind turbines are tall. The most amazing thing about standing underneath a giant turbine is how quiet it is. You could easily check your voicemail while leaning on a tower — it’s that whisper soft. The Big Horn Wind Farm has 200 1.5 megawatt GE turbines and is noted for its efficient use of land — 98 percent of the land it is sited in is available for use by farmers and hunters.