Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Offshore Wind in Thanet

With the giant Thanet offshore wind farm opposite Ramsgate having its 'grand' opening tomorrow, I was out there this morning taking photographs and very 'grand' and large it is too as you can see from the photo of one hundred windmills turning in the breeze!

6 comments:

Jon said...

Simon,

What do we do for power from this mighty wind farm when the wind is not blowing? The answer, of course, is to build a mighty on-shore power station as a back up.

Michael Child said...

Stunning picture Simon thanks for that.

Phil said...

Wow, great image, where or on what did you take it from?

DrM. said...

From an aircraft at 2500 feet.

Tony Beachcomber said...

That is a really good photograph, thanks for the posting.

Anonymous said...

In response to Jon's question, about what we do when the wind isn't blowing, the answer is that we should balance the grid with energy stores like Dinorwig "Power Station" - no backup power stations required.

Admittedly National Grid needs to increase their stored energy capacity, but wind farms themselves could store capacity in batteries or pumped-water storage.