Big Wind: Monster Turbines, Titanic Towers, And More

Some revile wind power for its immense machinery. Others view the towers and turbines with awe. But whether you think it’s all travesty, or majesty, you have to admit the scale is impressive — and wind power just keeps getting bigger. It might be necessary to stand beside these behemoths to truly appreciate their scale, but let’s take a spin through some cool photos, just for the fun of it, to marvel at the big-time engineering. Click on the towering Alstom turbine below to get started.

Pete Danko is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in Breaking Energy, National Geographic's Energy Blog, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere.