This is a cartographers nightmare !
The contact address of Whitelee Windfarm is Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire.
But, largest windfarm in Europe that it is, it spills over onto northeast East Ayrshire, parts of northwest South Lanarkshire, as well as south west East Renfrewshire.
Without causing any blight to the landscape, this windfarm's 215 turbines has capacity enough to power 300,000 homes.
( Normal caveats apply. )
"Whitelee Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in Europe with 215 Siemens wind turbines and a total capacity of 539 megawatts. Whitelee was developed and is operated by ScottishPower Renewables, which is part of the Spanish company Iberdrola."
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carlo62 (19399) 2013-08-10 9:49
non capivo cosa volesse dire il titolo vedendo la miniatura, ma guardando la foto nel suo formato ho capito il nesso e mi ha fatto sorridere.
Bellissima panoramica, le campagne sono quelle tradizionali, ma le pale eoliche rendono il paesaggio molto particolare.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-08-11 7:02
This is a very interesting post for me to view, as there is huge arguments raging in Ireland at the moment over proposals to build hundreds of these wind turbines in the centre of the country. People are putting forward proof of how they destroy the environment, look awful, and even make people sick! I think perhaps part of the outrage is because the power generated is not for use in Ireland, but for export to France and the UK. Interesting that they don't make any visual impact at all here in this lovely rural setting.
tyro (15703) 2013-08-12 18:27
A very fine photograph of this lovely landscape in which the wind turbines seen here are sufficiently far away not to intrude too much on the magnificent view: but seen up close they are not quite so attractive. Again, your meticulous compisition and care of lighting and colours and exposure has paid off to make a very fine picture indeed.
It is curious that the Scottish government purports that Scotland will become a major exporter of renewable energy as a result of wind and wave power and yet today at least half of Scotland's own electrical energy is provided by the huge coal fired power station at Longannet in south Fife - a power station which can burn an unbelievable 1,000 tons of coal per hour though its average annual consumption of coal is a mere 4.5 million tons!
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-04
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 35-350L USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-10 9:05