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Offshore Wind Power

March 24, 2011

There have been built windmills in Denmark for many years.

Now modern windmills are very large – and we build many of those offshore. There is not space for them in the landscape – and the winds are stronger offshore.

If you go to the coast the windmills are visible many places.

When I visit Vejers Strand at the Danish West Coast – I can look at the largest Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark (and the world!), Horns Rev 2, built on Horns Rev, where the first offshore wind power Station, Horns Rev 1, was built some years ealier.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 1:15 am

    We seem to argue in the US about putting them off-shore (even though we need alternative power sources). I don’t find them offensive. It’s better than having a nuclear power plant spew radiation…

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  2. March 25, 2011 5:23 pm

    I was about to say exactly what Barb just said.

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  3. March 28, 2011 8:37 pm

    We have wind farms around Lake Ontario (but not in Lake Ontario). It’s been good for farmers as they are paid to have the windmills put on their land. People have complained of the visual pollution but I find them a good balance between what they do and what they take away.

    We have nuclear plants on Lake Ontario, too. They have been good neighbors as well.

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  4. April 6, 2011 10:33 pm

    Well, now I’m back home again. And reading and writing here again. And visiting and commenting your blogs again!
    So:
    Thank you for these 3 fine comments here. I’m glad you also believe in wind-power as one of our future energy sources.
    Nuclear power???
    In terms of CO2 it’s a good idea. But I’m glad that we do not have nuclear power plants in Denmark. And I hope our neighbors such as in Sweden soon will close down theirs. They are too dangerous if something goes wrong – as in Japan. Imagine if terrorists sends a bomb or a rocket (or plane!) into a nuclear power plant ……

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