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  1. They are enormous things, Huh. Visited one close to our NW coast a while back but didn’t have a camera with me. 😦

    They seem so incongruous in that setting: 18th century meets 21st century!

    Still, i guess that’s one less coal power station somewhere? πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Vesna. I am honored that you chose me. It was very nice of you . We are an award free site. When we started this blog it was strictly for our photography. We pay to be ad free. Thanks again for the kudos.

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      1. When it comes to wind turbines size really does matter! πŸ˜‰

        A certain amount of energy is needed to overcome the magnetic fields necessary for producing a current by a generator’s rotor a typical roof extractor is not large enough to produce a current of any practical use for significant periods of time (after the initial momentum has been achieved to overcome the magnetic resistance)

        For the home a generator generally needs to have blades four or more feet in diameter (and be raised higher than a roof to catch the most wind) to make a useful current. πŸ™‚

        Modern technology may now be able to allow smaller generators that charge lithium batteries that may store sufficient charge to draw a useful, reliable current from in much the same way that down here we use the batteries to capture daylight solar energy for use as and when it’s needed.

        A good battery will set you back A$10,000 at the moment, but the price comes down as sales increase and the tech improves. πŸ™‚

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      2. I wonder if there’s a second hand battery market?? πŸ˜‰

        I heard today that small scale nuclear fusion could be here by 2030? Not sure of the costs though.

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