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Bear Mountain Windpark

Posted on 26 May 2011

Over the weekend, we visited Dawson Creek to see some of my family. While there, we took a hike out the Bear Mountain Windpark, a semi-controversial project that put a bunch of windmills up beside a hiking trail. While they are certainly quieter than a lot of other power projects, they have a kind of spooky feel to them. They tower over the trees, the blades move faster than you would think, and they sound like this.
Bear Mountain Windpark near Dawson Creek (May 22 2011) by AndrewCellsOut

It’s tough to get across the size, but that blimp-shaped part? That can fit a truck in it.

If you want a better idea of what it’s like to be there, here’s some video I took. Check the shadows in the first one:

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4 Comments

I hear 2 types of sounds in your video
The whistling is a rare condition in the blade tip aerodynamics
The machine sound, swithing on and off, is the turning of the turbine, adjusting to changed wind direction

Posted by Anonymous on 26 May 2011 @ 8pm

Wow,
the sounds and shadows are outrageous,
i’m going to turn my lights off more so we don’t have to put too many of those up!
I’m new to PG, hope to see you around,
Ben

Posted by Benjamin Laurie on 31 May 2011 @ 4am

Wow,
the sounds and shadows are outrageous,
i’m going to turn my lights off more so we don’t have to put too many of those up!
I’m new to PG, hope to see you around,
Ben

Posted by Benjamin Laurie on 31 May 2011 @ 4am

Wow,
the sounds and shadows are outrageous,
i’m going to turn my lights off more so we don’t have to put too many of those up!
I’m new to PG, hope to see you around,
Ben

Posted by Benjamin Laurie on 31 May 2011 @ 4am

No more than once a week, promise.


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