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Chelker reservoir wind turbines

by mel starrs on June 17, 2008

in Renewables

Firstly, let me recommend a new (to me) blog from the Construction Journal camp (who use Movable Type rather than WordPress, but I won’t hold that against them) – The Greenhouse by Paul Howard.

We’ve had a conversation over the past couple of days about Chelker Reservoir and the wind turbines there. The long and the short of it is that the current 130 ft turbines will be replaced by 2 No. 300 ft turbines.

I wasn’t sure if this would be an issue or not, so using my awesome photo editing skillz (Windows Paint – nothing fancy here!) and a photo from Flickr I fashioned this comparison:

Artists impression

If you squint and ignore the contrast in sky colour, it gives a fair impression of the difference in scale. What I really would like is the view from the road, so if anyone can forward me a photo I’ll try to fashion an artists impression. I can’t really tell if the two new turbines would look out of place or not…

  • http://www.contractjournal.com/cjblog Will Mann

    All depends on how you define ‘out of place’. At a guess, 300ft is no higher than an electricity pylon – which most people seem to have got used to down the years, and accepted as an unfortunate necessity.

    Incidentally, you should try Google’s free software Picasa if you are in the habit of photo editing: http://picasa.google.com/

  • http://www.contractjournal.com/cjblog Will Mann

    All depends on how you define ‘out of place’. At a guess, 300ft is no higher than an electricity pylon – which most people seem to have got used to down the years, and accepted as an unfortunate necessity.

    Incidentally, you should try Google’s free software Picasa if you are in the habit of photo editing: http://picasa.google.com/