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"The trouble with wind farms is that they have a very large spatial footprint for a piddling little bit of electricity. You would need 8oo turbines to produce the output of a coal-fired power station."
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A question mark hangs over the long-term stability of Europe’s shallow-water turbines, after research linked to the Horns Rev 1 wind farm found that high-powered currents were causing the stone “armour” around the base of monopile foundations to collapse. Exposed … Continue reading
John Curtis kindly got his abacus out and did a bit of research. His figures are illuminating and make interesting reading. Thanks John for letting me pass this on. “I have been considering effects of parasitic power consumption by wind … Continue reading
We are always critical of wind farms due to their inherant lack of efficiency but in the meantime promote sustainability as the mantra which we should follow. Efficient insulation, low energy appliances, adjustable radiators and simply turning the light off in … Continue reading
ALLT DUINE: Objection Achieved! The application for the Allt Duine Wind Farm by RWE-Npower was rejected by Highland Council today 17.01.12 by a vote of 9 for the proposal to reject against three to approve. This was after a site visit which included a … Continue reading
Science to me has been the ongoing search for truth. There is no such thing in Science as consensus. If there was, the world would still be flat! Why then has modern science from the American Physical Society to the … Continue reading
The Stirling Engine was invented by the Rev. Robert Stirling in 1816. Best descibed as an external combustion engine, it uses a heat source which could be solar, geothermal or biomass to power it. Connected to a generator it could … Continue reading
Osmotic Power supply I have often been critical of the single minded approach to UK Renewable resources in Wind Energy and have oft questioned the practical application of wave and tide. Essentially both have the problem of intermittancy and the … Continue reading
This is a turbine base for a 100m turbine, a relative minnow in modern parlance. Already a large quantity of concrete has been poured and now the steel work is in place for the cap to be added. This will … Continue reading
RIBA, The DECC and National Grid have a competition to design the Pylon of the future. Actually only one seems to be a pylon and the rest are what the grid would correctly term towers but we will gloss over … Continue reading
We often speak of the Loch Ness Ring of Steel but I thought it would be advantageous to quantify the level to which the area already contributes to renewable energy. Including the Great Glen, Affric/Beauly, Conon and Loch Ness schemes … Continue reading
Myth: Blades don’t fall off turbines and lightning is not a problem as the turbines are designed to withstand it. This has been pushed hard to excuse the building of wind turbines in School playgrounds. Fact: I was drawn to … Continue reading
When you look at the photomontage at the Community Consultations, you just feel that they are wrong. Often we have put it down to using 50mm”Standard” lenses. They usually say when challenged that this is approved by SNH. That is … Continue reading
To understand the CO2/Climate Change argument you need first to understand the data. Don’t look at me! There is help at hand. In turbine truths you will see a link to The Truth of Climate Data. http://www.woodfortrees.org If you have … Continue reading
Orders for £20 million a shot radar have been agreed to deflect MOD objections to wind farms so allowing the DECC and Wind Farm Developers to access areas where in the past the MOD have had serious concerns as to … Continue reading
I will simply let you read this report in it’s entirity. The Impact of Imort Dependancy and Wind Generation on UK Gas Demand and Security of Supply to 2012 by the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies. I would suggest any … Continue reading
My first interest in wind turbines was the possibility of moving off grid and saving a shed load of money. Reality brought me down to earth as I worked out that I would about pay for the installation ten years … Continue reading
For quite some time we have asked questions about safety zones around turbines partly from Ice Throw and partly from Blade Failure. The DECC,Scottish Renewables, Renewables UK and the Scottish Government have consistently declared there is little or no danger … Continue reading
An interesting new research paper by Steve Carver and Miachael Markieta of the Wildland Research Institue at the University of Leeds referring to Damage Limitation is will worth a study – New Wind Farm Research