If you’ve driven to Sydney lately, you would have seen the dozens of wind generators on the hills behind Lake George.
Over the last few months, they have been increasing and at last count I reckon there were around 60 of them. (63 to be exact)
These turbines have yet to start spinning, but when they do, they will generate 2.1 Megawatts of power each (132 MW of power in total), and it is estimated that in their 25 years of service, they will produce clean energy for up to 90,000 homes.
Not bad hey?
Unsurprisingly a large number of locals are upset about the interruption to their peaceful existances as well as the ‘shadow flicker’ and noise that will be generated by these 124m tall monstrosities.
Maybe they should be built on the water, like these beauties off the coast of England.
For me and the majority of people, we won’t care about this as we rumble along the Federal Highway at 120km/h.
And to be honest? The complaints of a few will never amount to anything, especially when clean energy is something that we ALL need.
These massive windmills are somehow peaceful and powerful at the same time.
Personally I would rather see a solar panel farm built in central Australia that could power our whole country. Apparently, it would take solar panels 50km by 50km (imagine a straight line from Queanbeyan to Braidwood as a square)
..to power the whole of Australia. (and solar panels the size of Victoria to power the whole world)
Maybe we should just wipe out Bundengore and Braidwood all together and buildd a solar panel farm to power our country. (although building it in the Kimberley’s would probably work a lot better, in regards to that sunlight stuff that is needed)
Isn’t solar energy, the technology that should be investigated and invested in as soon as possible?
Until the time we can run our laptops, fridges, LCD TV’s and Electric cars off renewble energy, there is nothing much else that anyone should be focussing on…
But for now, enjoy this whack cartoon from xkcd.