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    A modern wind farm, when installed on agricultural land, has one of the lowest environmental impacts of all energy sources:[2]

    It occupies less land area per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity generated than any other energy conversion system, apart from rooftop solar energy, and is compatible with grazing and crops.
    It generates the energy used in its construction within just months of operation.
    Greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution produced by its construction are small and declining. There are no emissions or pollution produced by its operation.
    The construction of offshore wind turbines has vastly increased the market.
    Modern wind turbines rotate so slowly (in terms of revolutions per minute) that they are rarely a hazard to birds.[2]
    Modern wind turbines have sound power levels between 100 and 110dBA, about the same as a heavy lorry travelling along a motorway. Although they appear to rotate slowly the tip speed is about 75m/s (170mph) and it is the blade passing through the air at this speed that generates most of the sound.--Allprogress (talk) 06:35, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

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    1. snaggherz .esse pi. 72 months ago | reply

      simply beautifull!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Cymraes Gwyllt 72 months ago | reply

      Can you imagine why some people object to them??!!!!

      Beautiful things!! I love 'em!

      Comentada en Blues point of view. Commented on Blues point of view

    3. Warren D 72 months ago | reply

      Very dramatic. I have been meaning to get out to the windfarm near me in Halifax to get some shots but haven't gotten round to it yet. Hopefully this will give me the push i need.

      This is an Amazing Shot!

    4. Kathy~ 72 months ago | reply

      Congratulations !!
      Your photo has received 10 or more Flickr Hearts!!
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    5. DidierS 72 months ago | reply

      Strong mood and b&w
      great atmosphere

    6. johopo (john) 72 months ago | reply

      A wonderful image and beautiful in B&W!

    7. mission eye 72 months ago | reply

      Great Shot! Please join us at:
      I Think this is Art !

    8. eftimov-schenk-schwartz 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photo Kaleidoscope (award any 2 photos from the pool), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      I Think this is Art ! AWARD

    9. Bert V Jensen 71 months ago | reply

      great light...feel...works well in bw...

    10. Tam930 70 months ago | reply

      Interesting narrative. Europe is way ahead of the USA in this regard. Nicely done.

    11. NowPublic 70 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your photo!This photograph appears in a NowPublic news story: Al Gore Sets Energy Goals.

    12. peterfahrni 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Forward Thinking Museum, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Like the information you included!

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