Thursday, September 25, 2008

Windy Alternative

"Wind turbines are perhaps the best known of all the renewable energy technologies in Northern Ireland. There are now in excess of 150 small-scale wind turbines installed in Northern Ireland. This growth is largely due Northern Ireland being widely recognised as having the second best wind resource in Europe; second only to Scotland. Wind energy is therefore capable of making a significant contribution to the UK’s ambitious renewable energy targets." From the article Go Green for Less read more here.

Wind speed and direction will determine the most suitable position for a wind turbine. Wind speed increases with height, so turbines will give a greater output if placed at a higher level. Turbines are best placed away from buildings and trees.

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