hello to all
with respect to windfarms, on a personal note i do think they are a blight on the landscape, every weekend i walk up the mountains and can see a number of these structures both on hilltops and in the sea, i find the ones in the sea less offensive.
Nearly all of Wales has a very appealing landscape and to erect hundreds of these great white lollipop sticks on gorgeous mountains and hills is, to me at least, visually offensive.
With time i must admit they do become less noticeable, they will never blend in, however after looking in the wind farms direction for hundreds of times they do become the same as electricity pylons, there but not as noticable from when they were first erected.
Without wishing to cause offence but research i have undertaken regarding wind generation, suggests that this form of energy is inefficient, and takes far longer than the hype we are given for the wind turbines to pay for themselves, the cost of manufacture and installation takes decades to become viable, far longer than the less than a decade that is claimed.
I have run my own electrical engineering company since 1991, about three years ago i researched the possibility of entering our business into this field, though for smaller projects than wind farms, however when one takes away government incentives the real cost of windfarms far outways its benefits i am afraid to say.