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Renewable Energy - Wind
 

Wind Power

Wind turbines are a completely renewable and clean form of electricity generation. Clusters of 20 -wind turbines on exposed hilltops generate electricity efficiently and cheaply, although initial capital costs can be high. One wind turbine in Orkney can generate 4 megawatts of electricity. Turbine blades can be up to 50 metres across.

 

The use of wind turbines creates constructions and noises that people living nearby object to. There can be loss of habitat and possible wider disturbance to wildlife.

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