Pictures filed under Impact on Landscape

California wind turbines

Montezumahills-wind_thumb The Shiloh Wind Power Plant located in the Montezuma Hills of Solano County, California, USA, very near Bird's Landing. The site, located 40 miles northeast of San Francisco, has a nameplate capacity of 505 megawatts (MW). It was constructed in 4 stages (Shiloh I, II, III and IV) between 2005 and 2012.
13 Oct 2012

Forest Commission Scotland: a country divided and given away

Scotlandfcs-allocations_thumb Forest Commission Scotland, which is missioned with managing national forest land in Scotland, divided the public lands it manages into 5 'lots' to be prospected by specific wind energy developers. For example, ScottishPower Renewables was awarded Lot 1 and the right to develop schemes of less than 5MW in Lots 1-5. The remaining 4 lots are allocated to four other developers all of whom are currently working through an exclusivity period to identify suitable sites for wind development.
1 Jul 2012

Turbines sizes at Altamont

Ca_turbinesizecomparison_thumb This composite image shows the relative size of the older turbines at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area and those replacing them. The smaller turbines are the Windmatic 65 kilowatt machines that stand 84 feet tall on four-leg lattice towers. The blade length is 7 meters. The larger towers are Mitsubishi 1 megawatt turbines installed in the Buena vista section of Altamont with blade lengths of 31 meters.
7 Dec 2011

Art in opposition to wind farms

Grahamhancock_thumb Special thanks to Graham Hancock for permitting us to share his artwork. Mr. Hancock's words below accompanied his haunting artwork: "This is an original painting, 16x11 in, oil on canvas board. It reflects the artist's feelings about windmills. Needless to say I'm not a fan. The painting represents the evolution of wind power in a dystopian future. Don't worry windmills are harmless, aren't they? Windmills are an expensive, inefficient and unreliable source of large scale energy. They are a malignant tumor on the landscape that destroys the natural beauty of the land. Living amongst them is like living in a machine. I agree there is something elegant about a single windmill. But smothering the countryside with their visual pollution is a crime. It is our obligation to protect the beauty of our natural heritage against this scourge." For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artists-Against-Wind-Farms/149266621785474
4 Apr 2011

Laurel Mountain Wind facility, looking north

Laurel_mountain_1_thumb This photo of the Laurel Mountain Wind Project located Northwest of Elkins, WV shows the view of the 61 turbine project looking north along 8-miles of the Laurel Mountain ridgeline between Barbour and Randolph counties. AES Corporation's project (total nameplate capacity of 125 megawatts) was approved in 2008 by the WV PSC under substantial protest by residents in the county.
29 Mar 2011

Laurel Mountain Wind facility, looking toward Randolph County

Laurel_mountain_4_thumb This photo of the Laurel Mountain Wind Project located Northwest of Elkins, WV shows the view of the 61-turbines overlooking Randolph County. AES Corporation's project (total nameplate capacity of 125 megawatts) erected along 8-miles of the Laurel Mountain ridgeline between Barbour and Randolph counties was approved in 2008 by the WV PSC under substantial protest by residents in the county.
29 Mar 2011

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