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September 28th, 2007
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Where to not be....
 ....in case of engineering failure



It's just a little turbine, 0.23 megawatts, but you can walk right up to the base of it. My imagination started working overtime when I crossed the plane of the blades. 

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From:wcg
Date:September 28th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
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Do you have a lot of them there? In California there are places where hundreds are grouped together in "wind farms."
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From:micheinnz
Date:September 28th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
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If that's the one I think it is, it's on a hill above Wellington, and it's the only one in that particular location.

We're starting to get the development of wind farms here, and I think it's a good thing.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:September 29th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
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Yep, it is the one you're thinking of.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:September 28th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
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Not terribly many as yet. There's quite a lot of resistance to the building of new infrastructure of this sort - rampant nimby-ism mostly backed up by the Resource Management Act. Personally, I want to ask wether the objectors would prefer a nuclear power plant. It's not insurmountable though, ground was broken on a new wind farm at Makara, behind Wellington only a few days ago.

There are a couple of wind farms and quite a few single turbines around. http://www.windenergy.org.nz/
This one was built more as a proof of concept over 10 years ago.
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From:wcg
Date:September 29th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Looks like a pretty ambitious program, given the relatively small size of New Zealand. I continue to be impressed.
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