The modern windmills – or more correctly wind turbins – are used for producing electricity, and this photo is from the windmills in the west of Norway, just outside Sandnes. They are pretty impressing when you stand right under them, looking up on the rotors! All though Norway has a long coast line and have a lot of wind, only about 1% of our total energy use derives from wind power, while in Europe 6.3% of the total energy derives from wind.
Photo: Sandnes, Norway 2011.
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