Hampshire wind powered sea park plan taken to people

Hampshire wind powered sea park plan taken to people

Hampshire wind powered sea park plan taken to people

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THE firm behind the controversial wind farm planned off the Hampshire coast has launched a new bid to gain public support for the £3 billion scheme.

A series of public events got under way across the south yesterday where a new visual video display gave an insight into what the windfarm would look like from the south coast.

The roadshow comes to Hampshire starting in New Milton next Thursday.

Further exhibitions will be held on Lymington on Friday, February 8, and Cowes on Saturday February 9.

Navitus Bay Development Limited (NBDL) last year came under fire for its images lacking detail during its previous consultations on the wind farm, which is nine miles from Barton on Sea.

Opponents accused the firm of presenting the lower end of how many turbines were being planned.

Now Navitus says the new interactive model, which uses Ordnance Survey maps combined with photography, will allow people to view the proposed farm from anywhere between Lymington and Barton on Sea and see different numbers and heights of turbines.

However, opposition group Challenge Navitus is continuing to question the pictures that NBDL has produced in the wake of scaling back its plans before Christmas.

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The third round of public exhibitions visits Bournemouth tomorrow before touring the area over the next fortnight.

Challenge Navitus says the NBDL visualisations are based on industry best practice, which is currently under review.

It says it has changed its own images as a result.

NBDL project director Mike Unsworth said it had to stick with the industry standards, but would adapt imagery if they changed.

He added: “We have carefully listened to what the local community have said during previous phases of consultation and have gone the extra mile to help people really understand what the potential visual impact of the wind park could be.”

Challenge Navitus has produced new videos on its website of what it says the wind park will look like.

It follows the changes to the scheme, which saw the park moved further out to sea and reduced the maximum number of turbines to 218 from 333, which Challenge Navitus described as ‘minor’.

Dr Andrew Langley, a scientist in mathematical modelling, who computed the latest visualisations and is a founder of Challenge Navitus, said: “The changes did little to reduce the visual impact of this scheme.

“Early on we realised that NBDL’s panoramas of the wind farm did not give a realistic impression to many people, even though their format followed the industry’s current ‘best practice’.”

Mr Unsworth said: “The main difference basically is because of us having to follow the strict guidance, the perspective of the images that we present are much wider to give an indication of what the human eye will see.

“The images that Challenge Navitus have presented are a narrower perspective.”

Challenge Navitus has immediately incorporated the research into its new images, said Dr Langley, and said that NBDL could do the same.

He added: “The key difference is that the scale of the images is around 60 per cent bigger than the current guidance would give, and this has a dramatic effect on the perception of scale.”

The consultation meetings are in New Milton Community Centre in Osborne Road on Thursday, February 7, from 2-8pm, Lymington Comm-unity Centre on Friday, February 8, 2-8pm and in Cowes Yacht Haven, Vectis Yard, High Street, on Saturday February 9, from 10am-4pm.

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8:58am Fri 1 Feb 13

redsnapper says...

Windfarms dont work, they deliver virtually nothing to the national grid.
Even the Dutch who are exposed to the North Sea winds have given up on the technology.

This is another good reason why the idiot Huhne should be locked up, this is one of his master plans.
Windfarms dont work, they deliver virtually nothing to the national grid. Even the Dutch who are exposed to the North Sea winds have given up on the technology. This is another good reason why the idiot Huhne should be locked up, this is one of his master plans. redsnapper
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9:14am Fri 1 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

It is a pity that they can't harness the hot air that is blown about on these threads, it could save pounds.
It is a pity that they can't harness the hot air that is blown about on these threads, it could save pounds. OSPREYSAINT
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10:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

Ortneef Resident says...

Gemini, the largest offshore wind farm in The Netherlands, located 55 kilometers above the island Schiermonnikoog in the North Sea, will generate an additional 250.000MWh annual green electricity
Gemini, the largest offshore wind farm in The Netherlands, located 55 kilometers above the island Schiermonnikoog in the North Sea, will generate an additional 250.000MWh annual green electricity Ortneef Resident
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12:21pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Sotonborn says...

Ortneef Resident wrote:
Gemini, the largest offshore wind farm in The Netherlands, located 55 kilometers above the island Schiermonnikoog in the North Sea, will generate an additional 250.000MWh annual green electricity
...located 55 kilometers ABOVE the island Schiermonnikoog!!! Wow, that is high!!
[quote][p][bold]Ortneef Resident[/bold] wrote: Gemini, the largest offshore wind farm in The Netherlands, located 55 kilometers above the island Schiermonnikoog in the North Sea, will generate an additional 250.000MWh annual green electricity[/p][/quote]...located 55 kilometers ABOVE the island Schiermonnikoog!!! Wow, that is high!! Sotonborn
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4:34pm Fri 1 Feb 13

geoff51 says...

redsnapper wrote:
Windfarms dont work, they deliver virtually nothing to the national grid.
Even the Dutch who are exposed to the North Sea winds have given up on the technology.

This is another good reason why the idiot Huhne should be locked up, this is one of his master plans.
Hear Hear!
Another stupid idea from the people that brought you Global Warming!
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Windfarms dont work, they deliver virtually nothing to the national grid. Even the Dutch who are exposed to the North Sea winds have given up on the technology. This is another good reason why the idiot Huhne should be locked up, this is one of his master plans.[/p][/quote]Hear Hear! Another stupid idea from the people that brought you Global Warming! geoff51
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9:42pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Dan Soton says...

redsnapper wrote:
Windfarms dont work, they deliver virtually nothing to the national grid.
Even the Dutch who are exposed to the North Sea winds have given up on the technology.

This is another good reason why the idiot Huhne should be locked up, this is one of his master plans.
Redsnapper says... Windfarms dont work, they deliver virtually nothing.


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I'm no futurologist but I'll say with confidence.. don't give up on Wind Turbine and Solar panel efficiency the best is yet to come.


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GE INTRODUCES 2.5-120, THE WORLD'S MOST EFFICIENT HIGH-OUTPUT WIND TURBINE—THE FIRST BRILLIANT WIND TURBINE.

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—January 31, 2013—.

Today, GE announced the 2.5-120, the world's most efficient high-output and the first brilliant wind turbine. THE 2.5-120 IS THE FIRST WIND TURBINE TO BRING TOGETHER WORLD-CLASS EFFICIENCY AND POWER OUTPUT AT LOW WIND SPEED SITES, CAPTURING A 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN EFFICIENCY AND A 15 PERCENT INCREASE IN POWER OUTPUT COMPARED TO GE'S CURRENT MODEL.

The turbine's high efficiency and high output unlock higher returns for wind farm operators at low wind speed sites. The turbine's advanced controls enable its 120-meter rotor, resulting in increased energy capture and greater power output in low-wind areas. The taller tower, which has a maximum hub height of 139 meters, makes it ideal for heavily forested regions in places like Europe and Canada.

"Our 2.5-120 is the first wind turbine that utilizes the Industrial Internet to help manage the intermittency of wind, providing smooth, predictable power to the world regardless of what Mother Nature throws its way," said Vic Abate, vice president of GE's renewable energy business. "Analyzing tens of thousands of data points every second, the 2.5-120 integrates energy storage and advanced forecasting algorithms while communicating seamlessly with neighboring turbines, service technicians and customers." advanced technology drives higher wind farm output than GE's current offerings, improves services productivity and creates new revenue streams for customers.


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http://tinyurl.com/b
2m5ovc
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Windfarms dont work, they deliver virtually nothing to the national grid. Even the Dutch who are exposed to the North Sea winds have given up on the technology. This is another good reason why the idiot Huhne should be locked up, this is one of his master plans.[/p][/quote]Redsnapper says... Windfarms dont work, they deliver virtually nothing. - I'm no futurologist but I'll say with confidence.. don't give up on Wind Turbine and Solar panel efficiency the best is yet to come. - GE INTRODUCES 2.5-120, THE WORLD'S MOST EFFICIENT HIGH-OUTPUT WIND TURBINE—THE FIRST BRILLIANT WIND TURBINE. SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—January 31, 2013—. Today, GE announced the 2.5-120, the world's most efficient high-output and the first brilliant wind turbine. THE 2.5-120 IS THE FIRST WIND TURBINE TO BRING TOGETHER WORLD-CLASS EFFICIENCY AND POWER OUTPUT AT LOW WIND SPEED SITES, CAPTURING A 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN EFFICIENCY AND A 15 PERCENT INCREASE IN POWER OUTPUT COMPARED TO GE'S CURRENT MODEL. The turbine's high efficiency and high output unlock higher returns for wind farm operators at low wind speed sites. The turbine's advanced controls enable its 120-meter rotor, resulting in increased energy capture and greater power output in low-wind areas. The taller tower, which has a maximum hub height of 139 meters, makes it ideal for heavily forested regions in places like Europe and Canada. "Our 2.5-120 is the first wind turbine that utilizes the Industrial Internet to help manage the intermittency of wind, providing smooth, predictable power to the world regardless of what Mother Nature throws its way," said Vic Abate, vice president of GE's renewable energy business. "Analyzing tens of thousands of data points every second, the 2.5-120 integrates energy storage and advanced forecasting algorithms while communicating seamlessly with neighboring turbines, service technicians and customers." advanced technology drives higher wind farm output than GE's current offerings, improves services productivity and creates new revenue streams for customers. - http://tinyurl.com/b 2m5ovc Dan Soton
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10:17pm Sat 2 Feb 13

geoff51 says...

Is that why one blew up and fell over in the recent high winds?
when the wind blows enough to be useful the have to shut the things off as they cant cope.
Is that why one blew up and fell over in the recent high winds? when the wind blows enough to be useful the have to shut the things off as they cant cope. geoff51
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5:10am Mon 4 Feb 13

Dan Soton says...

geoff51 wrote:
Is that why one blew up and fell over in the recent high winds?
when the wind blows enough to be useful the have to shut the things off as they cant cope.
Geoff says...honestly, officer I haven't a spanner that big.


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SABOTAGE SUSPECTED AT TOPPLED WIND TURBINE AS SECOND IS BROUGHT DOWN.

By Nick Collins11:41AM GMT 01 Feb 2013.

An investigation into the collapse of the first turbine in Bradworthy, Devon, during a 50mph gale last weekend has revealed that BOLTS ARE MISSING FROM ITS BASE.

The turbine was initially thought to have been brought down by the wind, despite being designed to withstand winds of up to 116mph, but the new evidence could suggest a case of foul play, councillors said.

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[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Is that why one blew up and fell over in the recent high winds? when the wind blows enough to be useful the have to shut the things off as they cant cope.[/p][/quote]Geoff says...honestly, officer I haven't a spanner that big. - SABOTAGE SUSPECTED AT TOPPLED WIND TURBINE AS SECOND IS BROUGHT DOWN. By Nick Collins11:41AM GMT 01 Feb 2013. An investigation into the collapse of the first turbine in Bradworthy, Devon, during a 50mph gale last weekend has revealed that BOLTS ARE MISSING FROM ITS BASE. The turbine was initially thought to have been brought down by the wind, despite being designed to withstand winds of up to 116mph, but the new evidence could suggest a case of foul play, councillors said. - http://tinyurl.com/a hoglqp Dan Soton
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