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  • Writer's pictureAndi Dela Torre Griffiths

Visiting a Wind Farm in Pililia Rizal

Earlier this month, my family and I visited Pililia to see their wind farm. It was a great way to end the week. The weather was perfect, and I hadn't seen wind turbines until that day, so it was an exciting trip.

Before we continue, let us look at the differences between a windmill and a wind turbine quickly:

Windmill vs. Turbine | What's the difference? | Wind farm in Pililia, Rizal, Philippines

I thought I had to include the table below to avoid confusion. Many of us commonly interchange these terms, and before writing this post, I referred to the turbines as windmills too.

Windmill

Wind Turbine

Generates mechanical energy from wind power;

Generates electrical energy (electricity) from wind power using the generator connected to it;

The mechanical energy produced from windmills are commonly used in pumping water, driving machines, or grinding grains.

Wind turbines are a renewable method of generating a large amount of electrical power without polluting the environment.

Wind Turbines in Pililia Rizal, Philippines | Alternergy

A wind farm is a collection of wind turbines in one location, used collectively to generate electricity.


Location | Where to find the 54-Megawatt Wind Farm in Rizal


You can find this wind farm in Barangay Halayhayin, Pililia Rizal. This project is a joint venture of Vena Energy and Alternergy Philippine Holdings Corporation, which debuted on the Philippine Stock Exchange this year.


Beautiful coconut trees in Pililia Rizal | Wind Farm Philippines | Alternergy | A Lifestyle Blog by Andi

Santi’s Farmhouse


If you want better views of the wind turbines, you can park at Santi’s Farmhouse for a fee. They have viewing decks, a walking trail, pay toilets, and a coffee shop. A few seats are also available.


Spacious viewing deck inside Santi's Farmhouse | A Lifestyle Blog by Andi | Philippines

Be sure to bring shades to protect your eyes because it gets hot in the afternoon. I forgot to bring mine and was squinting almost the whole time.

Filipina smiling for a photo | Santi's Farmhouse in Pililia, Rizal | A Lifestyle Blog by Andi | Philippines
Smiling for a photo at one of the viewing decks at Santi's Farmhouse. Init 😅
Santi's Farmhouse in Pililia Rizal | Wind Farm Viewing Deck | Cafe Grey Rizal

Other Information

  • 27 wind turbines (from Spanish manufacturer Gamesa) sit on the three clusters inside the wind farm;

  • The turbines are 125 meters tall (equivalent to a 33-story building), as per Alternergy;

  • While you’re in the area, I suggest getting some fruits from the locals. They’re cheaper and more delicious. We bought a lot of pineapples, and they were all sweet. They sell a lot of jackfruit and sweet potatoes there too.

Sweet pineapples from Pililia Rizal | Street stalls selling fruits and vinegar
Wind Farm in Pililia, Rizal | Alternergy | Philippines
It was so sunny it was a challenge not to squint hehe
Wind Farm in Pililia, Rizal | Philippines | Traveling to Rizal
Santi's Farmhouse in Pililia, Rizal, Philippines | Wind Turbines Alternergy | A Lifestyle Blog by Andi
God's wonderful creation. Enjoy breathing fresh air with this amazing view when you go to the wind farm

This wind farm in Rizal is a must-visit for family and friends. The view is worth it.


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