Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wrong Type Of Wind



Is this why they don't build wind farms near cities? One of the big issues with turbines is that they don't work when the wind is blowing too hard - the wrong type of wind? But wait Glasgow City Council has announced plans to build the city’s first wind farm. Five turbines, each 125 metres tall, with rotors extending 35m, would be used to power all traffic and street lights in the city.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A silver lining?

I know I am not the only one to have noticed that when traffic lights are out in Glasgow, traffic moves more quickly.

STB.

mutleythedog said...

The main problem is that the production of energy is sporadic and unpredictable so you have to have full conventional matching sources for when they stop or blow over or whatever. That was funny to see though!

Richard Evans said...

Ha ha. I love that bit of footage. I've played it back about six times. I hate those damn things.