Coronavirus update

Just letting you know that Paul and I will continue the run the whereongoogleearth.net game to keep some of you occupied (for a bit) while you are in self-isolation.

If you have too much spare time, and want to play another similar game, check out the WOGE Speed group on Facebook. New contests go up once the previous one is solved and verified. You will need to apply for membership which requires solving a geography puzzle – but if you are playing here, it will not be a terribly tough one.

Contest #643: Islet Vila Franco do Campo, Portugal

This week’s contest was the small volcanic island, just south of Sao Miguel Island in the Azores.

The hint refers to the fact that Redbull has held cliff jumping competitions on the islet.

Found without a burst of energy:

  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • Martin de Bock
  • Graham Hedley
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Phil Ower
  • madone
  • Lighthouse
  • Luis Filipe Miguel
  • Andreas Meister

After the hint:

  • Chris Nason
  • Борис Карлофф

Contest #639: Taleghan Solar Hydrogen Energy System, Iran

Yeah, that was a tough one. Hearty congrats to those who found it, especially before the hint.

Taleghan is a hybrid solar energy plant. During the day, a portion of the energy produced by the PV cells is used to hydrolyze water to obtain H2, which is stored in high-pressure tanks until needed. At night, that hydrogen is used to drive fuel cells, which replace the solar generation.

Only 2 found it before the hint:

  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse

After the hint, we had a few more:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Martin de Bock
  • Graham Hedley
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Root007-1
  • Teemu Pukkiu

Contest #638: Monte Plata Solar Project, Dominican Republic

Monte Plata Solar Project is the largest solar farm in the Caribbean region. Built by a division of Neo Solar Power, a Taiwanese company, the facility provides power for about 30,000 homes.

Those who lit up the region included:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Phil Ower
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Andreas Meister
  • René De La Carte
  • Robin

After the hint:

  • Graham Hedley