"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Silent power?


I have the winter ( or is it blogger) blues it seems...


But, to share something a bit more positive, I seriously do fancy this.
For all those concerned about the danger to birds with a normal VAWT, or HAWT, this does seem to go some way to addressing those concerns.

Addmittedly, it is still in the design phase, but the promise is there... :)

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Dani--these look interesting--and odd.

    I have the SUMMER blues---though I'm glad it's finally time to do some gardening, the warm weather also brings hordes of tourists and vacationers......all toting noisy dirt bikes , 4 wheelers, sand buggies, the list goes on. I miss my quiet so much................

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    1. Sue - They are almost futuristic, aren;t they? I prefer the appearance of the graceful looking VAWT's, But, harm to birds is also very importance, and providing they can get these to perform, then, what the heck :)

      Oh, I feel for you - that must be so invasive.

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  2. Looks like an alien landscape, but I like them, and if they are better for birds all the better.

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    1. Chickpea - I agree - very alien. Somehow, though, the slow majestic sweep of the wind turbine blades makes you "think" they are producing power. I wouldn't think that if I saw a field of these... :")

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  3. They look good, whether people will allow them locally without all of the protest that seems to go on, who knows? I mean, wake up, we all use power, at least lets make it green.

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    1. Kirsty - Couldn't agree with you more :) Maybe they could also double up as cell phone masts, instead of the fake palm trees lol

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