Sunday, 28 February 2010

Windfarms

I have been to Port Augusta and back putting coreflutes up on stobie poles all the way.   So tired and so much to think about.
On Sunday, Chris (youngest son)  arrived for an open-ended visit....  busy time....  more tomorrow.

The most amazing views that I saw en route to Pt Augusta was the series of windfarms north of the Tothill Ranges...  these a unbelievable... and people hate them.  The noise is not the noise of the blades going around,  but the generators on the bottom.  These are the same size as a bus, and they sit on 400 tonnes of conrete taht will never be removed.  Farmers who have rented their fields out for the purpose have changed their minds about these structures....  hundreds of them,   unbelievable....
... and closer,  each one is enormous....

... notice the transmission pylons for the high voltage lines...  they are dwarfed by these huge towers... and that is an electrcity transmission pylon second from the right....

amazing!  These are near Burra, in my electorate and there are problems here.

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