Day 18: Wind Turbines
Today was a VERY exciting and interesting day, getting to see the wind turbines and its blades up close for the first time. After squeezing into Mr. Wang's car and dropping Marissa, Risa, and Annaliese over at Zhoucheng, Mr. T and I went on a little adventure to the northern tip of Lake Erhai. On our way there, I saw some more streetlights that were powered by using renewable energy. However, unlike the ones here near YZR, they only had solar panels and not small wind turbines. We also passed by an area in which the military is trained, a great place to go paragliding. The most amazing part however was getting to see the wind turbines up close. They were ginormous it was absolutely amazing to see personally, they also had loud whooshing sounds every time the blades made a full circle around. There were probably around 100 of them from where I could see, on our way back we also got to see blades up close. It took me about 65 normal steps in order to go from the tip to the end. Mr. T and I climbed up to see the width of each blade and we were very surprised to see how thin they were. Overall I felt that today was a great day for finding information on my inquiry topic.