Two images of distant windfarms taken in Spain last week (both rather poor images I’m afraid – partly the heat haze but largely the photographer).
These would keep Don Quixote busy for quite a while – both included more than a hundred individual turbines.
Now I know nothing about the environmental impact assessments that may or may not have been done on these windfarms but they looked pretty scary to me. And these are in a completely different league from most UK windfarms.
I hope that a lot of thought went into these and other sites and I hope they aren’t killing too many birds, as I am generally in favour of wind turbines in the right places. Were these the right places? I have no idea.
Their huge size made me wonder about the land ownership patterns in these areas – I think it would be difficult outside the uplands to find many sites in the UK where a single owner could possible even envisage windfarms of such size. Were these constructed on one land ownership? Or through some cooperative venture? Or what?
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