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 #642: St. Paul Island harbour, Alaska

This was a tough contest, as seen by the number of correct responses. Let Paul and I know if it was too tough.

St. Paul Island is one of 4 volcanic islands in the middle of the Bering Sea. The island itself has a land area of 100 square km. There is a small community there with a harbour and the largest crab processing plant in the world (Trident). Highly automated for efficient snow crab production, the operation can butcher, cook, freeze and box more than 500,000 pounds of opilio per day.

There is one church on the island, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, a Russian Orthodox church built in 1907.

Found the island in the ocean:

  • Graham Hedley

After the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Walter_V_R
  • Martin de Bock
  • hhgygy

Contest #641: the Ashegoda wind farm in Ethiopia

The Ashegoda Wind Farm is located near Ashegoda in the Tigray region of northeast Ethiopia. The 120 MW wind farm supplies electricity to more than 3 million Ethiopians. The powerful wind resource allows the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), the national electric company, to produce each kWh at low cost (0,06 €/kWh).

A total of 84 wind turbines make up the wind farm.

This truly ends the renewable energy series of contests.

Before the hint:

  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Phil Ower
  • Graham Hedley

After the hint:

  • Walter_V_R