Last weekend we made a trip to Kansas City to do a show.
When we travel to Kansas City (as we've done quite a few times over the past 5 years), we drive Interstate 70, right through the heart of the state of Kansas.
We're used to seeing these scattered across the farm fields
sucking the oil (or the natural gas, more likely) out of the ground
and we know about this too
a refinery that breaks down all those gallons of oil into the parts that right now we need (this particular one is in Colorado)
to fuel our cars
to heat our homes
to cook our meals
We were in Kansas just one week over a year ago
In that year, these appeared
Giant sentries over the corn and sorgum and sunflower fields
using the wind (that B L O W S through Kansas)
power for light
power for heat
power for cooking
I am awed by the enormity of these. I am also impressed by just how quickly they were built.
Just over a year!!!!!
And there are a lot of them -- probably at least 100 in this little area off I-70 in Ellsworth County, Kansas
Its a wonderful thing
now we need more of them, and more solar panels
this industry can not only provide heat and light but another extremely important thing right now -- JOBS!!
as I said, I'm mightily impressed