Those swirlygig things

I don’t know why people complain about wind farms, I think they’re beautiful.

They’re the kind of thing I could watch all day. Hypnotising. Like driving through falling snow.

However, this news story is rather worrying. A farmer in Taiwan believes that 400 of his 750 goats have died due to exhaustion – a lack of sleep caused by the vibrations and noise of a nearby wind farm. There’s no proof, but it seems like a heck of a coincidence. More argument for taking these things off shore?

4 thoughts on “Those swirlygig things

  1. Cheers Christine. In Denmark there are windmills all over the place and nobody really seems to mind them – I quite like the look of them too 🙂

    We have these massive ones offshore as well and they are quite a sight – maybe a bit harder to install than the onshore variety. My cousin (who is an engineer) is involved with designing and installing the transformer platforms for them too…

    About the goats … I have heard stories from the UK that the eddy currents caused by static electricity from the rotating blades can cause TV and radio signals to be interfered with. That would annoy me but I would be more annoyed if my goats had kicked the bucket 😦

  2. We have these massive ones offshore as well and they are quite a sight – maybe a bit harder to install than the onshore variety.

    Much harder to maintain as well, I suppose. I think you get used to the look of them, but if they’re having other effects as well, then it might need more thought.

  3. We have loads of them in the countryside where I live and I must admit to really quite liking them. At first there was the novelty factor, which is wearing off a bit as they become more commonplace though so perhaps my view will change as they continue to pop up everywhere!

    I do feel a little sorry for people who are out in the sticks with a lovely view that they’ve looked at for decades, but who feel they are losing the natural beauty with the addition of the turbines.

    As with a lot in life, most of the people complaining don’t actually live in these places though and simply moan for the sake of it!

    And I can’t say that I’ve seen any sheep or cows round here with bags under their eyes so perhaps it’s just a Taiwan thing…

  4. And I can’t say that I’ve seen any sheep or cows round here with bags under their eyes so perhaps it’s just a Taiwan thing…

    Hehehe, that’s a good sign 🙂

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