Plan for Biggest Wind Turbines in the UK
Wind energy has a formidable place in the field of alternative energy but critics always worry about the preservation of bio-diversity and farm birds. It is always a priority for the wind energy producers to keep in mind the comforts of the human and bird population. When plans were announced that UK will built the tallest wind turbines in the country the Npower Renewables tried to tackle the issue of biodiversity to alley the fears of environmentalists. Though they propose a plan of placing 65 turbines on nearly 5,000 acres (2,000ha) of hillside near Llanbrynmair in Powys they are tackling the issue of ecosystem too. Each turbine would be 137m (449ft) high.
As part of the project Npower is funding a major habitat restoration project in the area. “Npower renewables is proud to be pioneering the first habitat restoration proposal of this size in Wales in conjunction with the wind farm, and believes the scheme presents significant benefits for both the local and global environment,” added Mr Hain, the project manager.
Mr. Jacob Hain, said the scheme had the potential to “greatly contribute to the growing need for renewable energy”, while at the same time securing the future of the bird population and preventing further “deterioration of the peat lands”.
The turbines at Carnedd Wen will have the capability to produce between 130 and 195 megawatts and, provide the electricity needs of between 63,000 and 94,500 homes annually. They are planning to redevelop a site in in Llandinam, Powys, for 42, 122m (400ft) machines in May.