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Windfarms, again


harry hayes
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As i don,t like the things, perverse pleasure in reporting a letter in todays paper.

 

"in very still frosty weather, wind turbines are motionless and do not generate any electricity when most needed. But massive chunks of ice, weighing up to several hundredweights, can form on the long blades.

 

When there is a thaw and wind, the turbine spins and huge chunks of ice can be thrown, at speed, up to 300 metres."

...occurred foir many years in Denmark and Germany, causing smashed windscreens and breaking branches in trees.

 

Not every turbine is all at sea.

 

Mind how you go Happy days

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:shock: Ouch :shock:

 

Speaking of wind turbines at sea the coastine from Llandudno to Prestatyn is to be blighted with the worlds second largest offshore wind farm with hundreds of the things.

 

I'm not against the things in princlipe but I can see why people are worried about the impact on the costal views

 

The following link shows a representation of what a third of the turbines will look like from Llandudno's Promenade.. BLOODY AWFUL.. the others will be viewable from Penrhyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea AND Colwyn Bay etc

 

http://www.saveourscenery.com/what_you_need_to_know.htm

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Another point about windmills on still days is that the blades have to be turned by using the generator as a motor thus CONSUMING electricity. this is because the blades are so heavy the bearings would be damaged if the rotor stayed in the same position for too long. Another brilliant idea spoiled by reality :wink::wink:

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Another point about windmills on still days is that the blades have to be turned by using the generator as a motor thus CONSUMING electricity. this is because the blades are so heavy the bearings would be damaged if the rotor stayed in the same position for too long. Another brilliant idea spoiled by reality :wink::wink:

 

They kept that one quiet. :shock:

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