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Renewable Energy => Wind Turbines => Topic started by: LucidEnergy on November 25, 2015, 12:45:11 PM

Title: Do you consider wind turbines an eyesore?
Post by: LucidEnergy on November 25, 2015, 12:45:11 PM
There are some specific places that I do consider them an eyesore, especially the ones near Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. But as a general rule I don't, especially single turbines.

I seem to be pretty alone in this regard, and I wonder if there are any other wind turbine lovers here, I even used to travel quite far to seek them out as there are very few in the Thames Valley.
Title: Re: Do you consider wind turbines an eyesore?
Post by: allegrif on November 27, 2015, 11:39:02 AM
I don't think so at all. Done right, I actually think they add some extra beauty to the countryside. I don't really understand the people who hate them - I'd much rather live half a mile from a wind farm than a stinking coal-fire power plant.
Title: Re: Do you consider wind turbines an eyesore?
Post by: LucidEnergy on November 27, 2015, 11:59:19 AM
I couldn't agree more, though I'm actually not that fussed about cooling towers either :P

Didcot power station can be seen for 15-20 miles in some directions, very few wind turbines have such a large impact as that does.
Title: Re: Do you consider wind turbines an eyesore?
Post by: allegrif on November 30, 2015, 02:10:03 PM
I couldn't agree more, though I'm actually not that fussed about cooling towers either :P

Didcot power station can be seen for 15-20 miles in some directions, very few wind turbines have such a large impact as that does.
What kind of power station is Didcot?
Title: Re: Do you consider wind turbines an eyesore?
Post by: JamesH on November 30, 2015, 04:10:32 PM
Didcot has(or should I say had) 2 power stations on one site, the coal station which was demolished, and a gas fired station which is still there.
Title: Re: Do you consider wind turbines an eyesore?
Post by: MrSmith on August 02, 2019, 05:35:29 PM
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Title: Re: Do you consider wind turbines an eyesore?
Post by: Carrot on August 03, 2019, 12:26:59 PM
I've grown up with them so I don't find them an eyesore. I find them majestic. The wind farm near me has opened up the countryside, making it accessible for walkers and bikers. The local tourist sector has certainly seen a boost with more people choosing mountain biking holidays. I feel so empowered walking through my wind farm when the weather conditions are right. It's a completely different world up on the mountain tops.