Monday, May 14, 2007

Why Turbines Are Put In Remote Places

If you've ever wondered why they don't put turbines near roads and buildings, which is the logical place given that's near to where the electricity is consumed this may be the reason. This turbine that shattered, sending the pieces several hundred meters from the tower, is at Crystal Rig in the Lammermuir Hills. It happened two years ago.

2 comments:

Ellee said...

These turbines are now being vandalised in Norfolk. I might be working on a project which promotes tidal power instead of wind power.

Richard Havers said...

Why on earth we've been so slow to turn on to tidal I'll never know, except for one thing. No one owns the waves. The fact that wind farm companies and landowners make vast sums through subsidies is what has driven this industry. Its got nothing to do with saving the planet it's all about making money.