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Lake George Windmills are the faux real?

By rosebud - 27 April 2009 38

Everytime I drive past Lake George, the white stalks of the sci fi-like windmills on the far side always catch my attention.

They look striking and make me think of the giant mushrooms in Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

But sadly, they never seem to be turning.

Are they for real, or just for show?

What’s Your opinion?


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38 Responses to
Lake George Windmills are the faux real?
rosebud 8:48 pm 27 Apr 09

Only if you open and close the front door 20 times after clapping three times. 🙂

MrPC 8:43 pm 27 Apr 09

Back before I started sharing flats n houses with clothes dryer addicts (I’m paying an equal share for the power bill so I may as well use the dryer too), I used to be obsessive compulsive enough to colour co-ordinate clothes line pegs with clothes and ensure I used the same style and colour peg where (as in most cases) the same article of clothing required multiple pegs.

Does that count? 🙂

Pickle 8:39 pm 27 Apr 09

If you put them too close together you stop the wind, then you don’t get electricity and the hang glider pilots also get upset.

Woody Mann-Caruso 7:45 pm 27 Apr 09

These windmills are ludacris.

Do you have kids? Please tell me you don’t have any kids.

vg 7:03 pm 27 Apr 09

Trunking symbols said :

These windmills are ludacris. I’ve seen them on the way back from Sydney and they seem to be a long way away from each other. Are they going to erect more to fill in the spaces?

The windmills are an American rapper?

taco 6:56 pm 27 Apr 09

Trunking symbols said :

These windmills are ludacris. I’ve seen them on the way back from Sydney and they seem to be a long way away from each other. Are they going to erect more to fill in the spaces?

They put them far apart otherwise they steal each other’s wind

enrique 6:41 pm 27 Apr 09

oops, I quoted the wrong comment… that pegs/clothesline thing… actually meant to be in response to Trunking symbols comment.

I obviously don’t pay as much attention to things as Trunking symbols does.

enrique 6:39 pm 27 Apr 09

trevar said :

My understanding is that the specific locations are tested and selected for the average velocity of the wind that passes that point, rather than for the overall aesthetic impact…

By any chance, do you make sure that the pegs on your hills hoist are equal distance apart when you are putting out the washing? … just a hunch 😉

Gungahlin Al 6:25 pm 27 Apr 09

I think they are beautiful – works of art if you like.
Only problem is the eye is drawn to them like magnets when one should be driving…

I-filed 6:19 pm 27 Apr 09

trevar said :

My understanding is that the specific locations are tested and selected for the average velocity of the wind that passes that point, rather than for the overall aesthetic impact…

🙂 +1

trevar 5:32 pm 27 Apr 09

My understanding is that the specific locations are tested and selected for the average velocity of the wind that passes that point, rather than for the overall aesthetic impact…

Trunking symbols 5:12 pm 27 Apr 09

These windmills are ludacris. I’ve seen them on the way back from Sydney and they seem to be a long way away from each other. Are they going to erect more to fill in the spaces?

monomania 4:33 pm 27 Apr 09

They will be a lot more cost effective then feed-in tariff PV on Canberra houses.

AussieGal83 3:48 pm 27 Apr 09

Theyre going to power the de-sal plant when its done. Hence they arent active yet.

trevar 3:38 pm 27 Apr 09

Seems they are expected to be operational in October. 8 turbines are yet to be installed.

Info from here: http://www.rpv.com.au/

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