Ku Bi Shan, Bei Liao Village
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Windmills on the Beach in Taiwan's Penghu Islands
Taiwan’s Penghu islands are a windy place. The owner of the B&B I stayed at in Penghu is an engineer from Taipei who moved to Penghu with his family so he could windsurf more often. The wind is particularly strong in winter and spring, when I understand serious windsurfers and kiteboarders arrive from around the world. Naturally, Penghu is also a fine site for electricity generating wind turbines. The sight of these turbines, right next to the deep blue of the South China Sea around Penghu is quite striking. This picture is from a beach at one of the geological parks in summer. Another, if less scenic, green energy initiative can be seen in the parking lot of this particular park: charging stations for electric scooters that hopefully will replace gasoline powered scooters someday. At low tide one walk out to the basalt island just off shore.
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