Kippax eyesore?

wildturkeycanoe 28 March 2011 13

Anyone noticed the solar panels and wind turbines at the new child care center [i think]? I’m glad I don’t live across the road and have to see them everyday.

I understand going “green”, but can anyone tell me if there was a DA submitted and residents asked what they think of it all?

Something of that scale definitely warranted some discussion.


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wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 9:19 pm 29 Mar 11

Can’t put pics in, not sure how? Yes, it’s on the corner of Starke & Luke St.s.
The panels are up in the air on poles, about 2 storeys height, and about 3-4 metres across and up. There is at least 4 of them, and yes there is at least one wind turbine [not of the size like out Lake George way]. It looks like multiple drive in movie screens, observable from hot air balloons perhaps?
I don’t live anywhere near them, but just wondered if anyone in the neighborhood felt the same, that they aren’t exactly pretty. I wonder if they move on their own, or stay at their current position.
By the way, I can’t find any information on the net about this development –
Google searched every way of saying the address, every way of saying Holt, Kippax, community centre and ACTPLA has nothing about it…..interesting.

Grrrr Grrrr 7:45 pm 29 Mar 11

EvanJames said :

I do remember reading a case where someone in a flat copped the neighbour’s new solar array directing dazzling sun into their windows.

I call B.S.

Solar panels absorb the majority of light they receive – they have to do that to function. They are nothing like mirrors, and would reflect less than a moderately-light-coloured roof.

Also, they’re typically mounted at 35 degrees to horizontal in Canberra – so with the sun at it’s peak (IE, midday mid-summer) you’d have to be 30 degrees above the panels to get the light reflected from them – which is pretty unlikely. It would mean the person on the alleged receiving end of the reflection would be in a location that would be blocking the panels in winter. No-one would install panels where they didn’t get year-round light.

p1 p1 5:35 pm 29 Mar 11

EvanJames said :

p1 said :

Who ’round here reads all DAs to check is they concern them?

Aren’t they meant to warn you of a looming DA by putting a bit of yellow paper on a stick?

Pretty sure that site I mentioned did have “yellow paper + sticks” in evidence for a long time before construction. Not sure if that is the site the OP is referring to though.

welkin31 welkin31 5:15 pm 29 Mar 11

Come on wildturkeycanoe – can you – or anybody – please post some pictures of these “….solar panels and wind turbines at the new child care center…” What is this Kippax eyesore ?

EvanJames EvanJames 4:42 pm 29 Mar 11

p1 said :

Who ’round here reads all DAs to check is they concern them?

Aren’t they meant to warn you of a looming DA by putting a bit of yellow paper on a stick?

p1 p1 4:24 pm 29 Mar 11

wildturkeycanoe said :

Anyone noticed the solar panels and wind turbines at the new child care center [i think]? I’m glad I don’t live across the road and have to see them everyday.

I understand going “green”, but can anyone tell me if there was a DA submitted and residents asked what they think of it all?

Something of that scale definitely warranted some discussion.

Are you talking about the construction going on at the block on the corner of Luke and Starke Streets? Or the refurbishment of something else? Because I am pretty sure a DA would have happened either way. Who ’round here reads all DAs to check is they concern them?

Wallly1972 Wallly1972 3:34 pm 29 Mar 11

Me no fry said :

That’s nothing that one dark night, a ladder and some sandpaper won’t fix.

Seems so selfish & unproductive to suggest vandalism – that’s how neighbourhood feuds get started.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:07 pm 29 Mar 11

Everyone I’ve talked to said that they were happy that the new building (Community Centre) is being built intelligently, utilising solar energy, water tanks, etc.

There are no wind turbines that I can see. The whole thing looks well thought out and laid out.

You’d have to be blinded by ideology to have a problem with this.

Me no fry Me no fry 2:33 pm 29 Mar 11

EvanJames said :

I do remember reading a case where someone in a flat copped the neighbour’s new solar array directing dazzling sun into their windows.

That’s nothing that one dark night, a ladder and some sandpaper won’t fix.

EvanJames EvanJames 1:44 pm 29 Mar 11

Snarky said :

Pics, anyone?

Snap. Unless you live near there and have seen it, it’s hard to comment. I do remember reading a case where someone in a flat copped the neighbour’s new solar array directing dazzling sun into their windows.

DeadlySchnauzer DeadlySchnauzer 10:14 am 28 Mar 11

Solar panels and wind turbines are beautiful and make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

RedDogInCan RedDogInCan 10:08 am 28 Mar 11

“I don’t live across the road”

I’m betting that you do (or at least nearby).

Snarky Snarky 10:00 am 28 Mar 11

Pics, anyone?

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