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Thread: Stroupster Wind Farm.

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    Default Stroupster Wind Farm.

    Anyone know why itís not been working for over one month?

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    Maybe getting paid to keep them off (as mad as that sounds). https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-switch-power/

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    That is madness.

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    In my area of Canada we have windmills made by a European Company, but now two have quit working.
    Reason......2 blades broke and the Company cannot afford to replace them.....
    They are ‘in administration’! Bankrupt!

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    Stroupster is still no working

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    Interesting article in the Daily Record - quite staggering amount of money for turbines switched off !!!

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/wind-turbines-generate-more-cash-21300451


    Knowledge talks - Wisdom listens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stack Rock View Post
    Interesting article in the Daily Record - quite staggering amount of money for turbines switched off !!!

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/wind-turbines-generate-more-cash-21300451


    Reading that, you wonder why any further permission for wind farms is given. Why not wait until there is sufficient cabling to get the power where it's needed, or is it a vicious circle, no cable until enough wind farms? Meanwhile we (Far North customers) continue to pay the highest kwh rates in Britain. Bizarre situation!

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    And Stroupster still not working

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    They may not be too worried and it looks like wind farm investments are gold plated. Greencoat the Stroupster owners have 35 wind farms valued at over £2billion - https://www.greencoat-ukwind.com/portfolio

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    It all seems a bit odd.

    It's claimed this wind farm alone reduces co2 by 66,000 per year https://www.baywa-re.co.uk/en/case-s...d&c=stroupster

    I wonder if these wind farms that are not reducing co2 are used in official calculations on how green the country is, or whether 'dormant' wind farms are taken into account.

    There was a recent article about excess electricity from wind turbines on Orkney being used to produce hydrogen for almost no cost. I wonder why this technology is not being used here. Highland council could convert most of it's fleet to run on cheaply produced hydrogen. Just a thought.

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    The more you look in to this, the more outragous it seems

    "
    The Gordonbush wind farm near Brora in Sutherland has been paid in excess of £16 million to reduce output since it came online in 2012."

    From this article https://www.energy-reporters.com/tra...o-ditch-power/

    It seems Council planning departments don't take into account the fact that these wind farms will be idle and receive large constraint payments for NOT producing electricity.

    Great idea on paper, but someone should really consider whether we need yet more wind farms sat doing nothing, apart from earning the owners large sums of cash!

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