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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.


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

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