Wind Turbines – love them or hate them, you can’t deny they are impressive and they are springing up all over the world. Along with solar power, wind turbines are cleaner, safer energy producers for the future. These photographs were taken a few years ago on a visit home to Scotland. I still can’t get over how enormous these things are when you’re standing next to them!
Wind power has led the renewable energy revolution. Its impressive growth has created more than a million jobs and made it an affordable, mainstream electricity source. But so much more is possible. There is enough wind on Earth to meet more than twice the world’s current energy use with technology we have today. Abundant and free for the taking, wind will be a major part of our clean, safe and secure 100 percent renewable energy future.
Whitelees Wind Farm is the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, located on Eaglesham Moor just 20 minutes from central Glasgow. Its 215 turbines generate up to 539 megawatts of electricity, enough to power just under 300,000 homes
Whitelees has over 130kms of trails for cycling, walking and other outdoor activities as well as a (free) Visitors Centre with a lovely wee cafe (with great cakes!)
I personally don’t mind the look of them although I know that some people feel they ruin the scenery. I’d rather look at wind turbines than have the world polluted even more with fossil fuels.