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Fully Charged on UK Wind Farms

Discussion in 'Environmental Discussion' started by bwilson4web, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. bwilson4web

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    Is it weird that I kind of like wind turbines?

    I know a lot of people think of them as eyesores. And I suppose we can't have them everywhere.
    But in I've driven through areas populated with them, and there is something nearly inspiring about them. On a mountain side, or in the distance they are deceptively huge...and there is something efficiently graceful about them.

    Unless of course you are a bird that doesn't see one in time.

    I'm probably in a huge minority but I like them.
     
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    i also like them. looking out at the open ocean is just as beautiful when the horizon is lined with windmills. even huge turbines in a small town give it an appealing surreal effect.
     
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    Well it appears it isn't as minority a viewpoint as I thought.

    Hmm...don't know if I like following the crowd. Could some of you guys pretend you hate them?
     
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    Actually I see a lot of these around here. Smaller in towns and larger 'out yonder'. Know what I don't like? At any given time it seems ~30% are not working. Feathered and braked. do not know if construction or maintenance problems, but gosh. Somebody's money went in, and kilowatts are not coming out.
     
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    i see that too, and also wonder why. seems too often for maintenance, but what do i know?