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41 more wind turbines for Lake George

By johnboy 6 November 2011 63

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The ABC has news of planning approval for the Capital 2 wind farm project.

The Capital 2 wind farm project on the east side of Lake George in New South Wales includes an additional 41 wind turbines to generate power for the grid.

David Griffin from Infigen Energy says the expansion will be part of a proposed renewable energy precinct including a 50 megawatt solar farm, which was approved in December 2010.

“The two wind farms that are currently located there are 141 and 48 megawatts so there’s 189 megawatts installed there now,” he said.

“This new wind farm will see the addition of approximately another 100 megawatts so there’s a fairly significant increase in the capacity at that location.”

Wind turbines are awesome.

[Photo by Devil_n_Disquiz]

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Holden Caulfield 4:11 pm 24 Nov 11

marcothepolopony said :

On my drive back I was astounded at the number of (live) magpies and parrots I saw in the surrounding paddocks.

Raptors are more likely to be affected by wind farms as their natural instinct is to watch the ground, not where they are going. Similarly they can be territorial and will fight each other to settle on their turf, so to speak. Worrying about 32m blades is generally not high on their agenda at such times.

Magpies and parrots, not so much.

I’m pretty sceptical about all this stuff too, but it is stuff the government is currently paying attention to.

marcothepolopony 2:50 pm 24 Nov 11

On Sunday I was invited, by the property owners, to inspect the windfarm outside Canberra.

Always loved the look of them dotting the hill tops around, so magnificent, so I accepted with glee.
It was foul weather, with the westerly blowing the blades at 99% capacity.

A distinct sound, not unlike the rolling surf, could be heard up close to the towers. Three blades over 32 metres in length spinning rapidly is bound to make some sound, I found it energising and left the place feeling ‘amazed’ at its capacity and magnitude.

On my drive back I was astounded at the number of (live) magpies and parrots I saw in the surrounding paddocks.
If you get any opportunity to view a Wind Farm, take it – I’ve been there.

Erg0 2:01 pm 24 Nov 11

Solidarity said :

I’ve never seen them spin, so I dunno how they can create humming if they aren’t spinning.

The obvious fix for the humming is to teach them the words.

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