Monday 6 September 2010

lots of wind

Last thursday we visited Cold Northcott Wind Farm for a tour around by Dave and Grant. I was quite surprised to learn that the blades aren't made of some super space age material, but simply a bit of plywood and fibreglass! Grant then took us inside one of the generator housings, albeit on the ground to show us how they work, then let us look insidethe pole supporting a working windmill, which he switched on above our heads whilst stood there. All very exciting. The windfarm generates enough power for about 4,000 homes don't you know! Good visit.

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