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Actual pictures installing a windmill that makes the earth rotate... (Photoblog)

Actual pictures installing a windmill that makes the earth rotate... (at least that is what I thought when I was a kid)

As you drive over the Diablo Range in the Pleasanton/Livermore area of the East Bay in Northern California, you see a huge wind farm. The pass is call the Altamont Pass, and Vasco Road is just before you take the climb up the hill.  As you take this road to the delta area of California, you see hundreds of windmills creating energy.  As I drove through this sunny morning, I came across one being installed!

Windmill at a wind farm

I have to say, this sucker was HUGE!  The cranes themselves are big, it is dwarfs them!

Windmill at Altamont

It makes you wonder how they hoist it up,  Unfortunatily you cannot stop on the freeway, so these pictures were taken as I drove over towards Brentwood/Discovery Bay.  I was headed to the California Delta for a great weekend on the river.

-chris Alston

 

Chris Alston

 

Home sales and purchasing specialist

Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

19400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite #200

Cupertino, CA 95014

408-850-6955

408-850-6956 fax

calston@kw.com

www.LivePlaySiliconValley.com

 

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