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Old 10-23-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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Driving back from Kickapoo Cavern State Park last week (one of Texas' most under-appreciated and least-visited state parks), I noticed a bunch of white towers rising up along the Anacacho mountain ridges south of US-90. About two dozen total in various stages of construction. Searching online, looks like this is the Anacacho Wind Farm, in far SE Kinney County about 20 miles west of Uvalde (near Cline), 55 turbines total for 99 MW, which will power up to 30,000 homes.

I've seen plenty of other wind farms much further west in Texas, such as along the mesas outside of Iraan or Big Spring. However, this is the first time I've seen such an energy project so close to San Antonio. Also surprised at how quickly they're going up, I don't recall anything the last time I passed by a few months ago.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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thats really great I'm glad to see more and more go up and people taking clean and renewable energy more seriously

Theres also a lot of windfarms near Corpus and along the coast, and theres that new solar plant south of SA on 37
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I wondered where they were going...we keep seeing the pieces being transported down 1604 but didn't know where they were ending up.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:51 PM
 
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Texas has been putting in and finishing installation of 2 wind generators per day for several years now. There are several hundred waiting to be installed in Webb county and they already have several hundred. I saw a large solar farm just west of Somerset last week that I wasn't aware of. Texas has been very pro-active in green sources of energy. Here's a list that supposedly was updated yesterday on Wiki of units and capacity that Texas has online:
Wind power in Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I don't believe the list includes privately owned wind farms as I know of numerous farm units that are not on the list that are private party owned. Speculation on my part says this is probably representative of half of the wind energy coming out of Texas.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Funny this thread comes out yesterday. I saw an article on yahoo news saying that Texas is the nations leading energy producer. This just comes to prove it! haha
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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A few weeks ago while working in Uvalde a train with about 30 blades passed by. Normally I see them in a truck convoy. It was pretty impressive.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: san antonio
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green energy. most companies cant do it correctly, take out huge govt loans and then go bankrupt or out of business. good to see some people doing it right. why cant we fund THESE people and not other companies who happen to make large contributions to certain people?

furthermore, didnt GE just claim a ton of green energy credits, therefore making their federal tax payment 0? seems like green energy needs to clean up and be regulated more, lest more companies like GE take govt money and pay 0 in fed. taxes..
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