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'Tallest' wind farm plan unveiled

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: 'Tallest' wind farm plan unveiled Reply with quote

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BBC News - 09/05/08



Plans have been unveiled in Powys to turn one of the largest wind farms in the UK into one of the tallest.

The companies behind the scheme want to replace 103, 45-metre (149ft) tall turbines in Llandinam, near Newtown, with 42, 122-metre (400ft) machines.

They said the redevelopment would treble the output of "clean, green energy" at the mid Wales site.

But objectors claim the new turbines could have a detrimental visual impact on the landscape.

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 'Tallest' wind farm plan unveiled Reply with quote

Aurora wrote:
But objectors claim the new turbines could have a detrimental visual impact on the landscape.


I hope the objectors keep in mind that not having any lights because of power cuts would also have a 'detrimental visual impact'.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope they re-use the old turbines in a new location not too far away. Otherwise, the EROEI of the old installation would be significantly compromised.
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently there's a thriving market in "pre-commissioned" (pre-loved?) turbines.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 'Tallest' wind farm plan unveiled Reply with quote

energycity wrote:
I hope the objectors keep in mind that not having any lights because of power cuts would also have a 'detrimental visual impact'.

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