HARVESTING WIND TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON – 1st wk in January 2015

The Christmas break gave us a chance to take a couple a bracing walks around this  corner of Co. Wexford. Looking out of our front window is Lady’s Island Lake and beyond that the iconic sight of the Carnsore Point wind farm. It is heartening to see the elegant blades of these 14 Vestas turbines turning peacefully with their 12 MW capacity. To think, this is the same site which was earmarked for a nuclear power station in the 1970’s.

Part of the Carnsore Point windfarm contributing clean energy to Ireland's renewable energy  capacity which can power 1.7 million homes.

Part of the Carnsore Point windfarm contributing clean energy to Ireland’s total renewable energy capacity which can power 1.7 million homes.

 

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