The Island of Doubt

The Queen of Clean Energy

Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth, has just bought the world’s largest wind turbine. This from the Daily Mail.

The 100-metre high turbine will supply 7.5 megawatts of power to the national grid when it is installed off the North East coast of England. It is hoped the Queen’s involvement will speed up the development of specialist deep water turbines and encourage energy firms to invest in renewable energy.

Jolly good. If it’s good enough for Her Majesty, it’s good enough for us all!

Comments

  1. #1 Trin Tragula
    September 29, 2008

    Is that it in the picture? What the…? Aren’t wind turbines suppose to turn with the wind direction? Won’t the two towers straddling it interfere with its function?

  2. #2 Jim Thomerson
    September 29, 2008

    Is it larger than, same as, or smaller than, this one in Germany?

    http://www.metaefficient.com/news/new-record-worlds-largest-wind-turbine-7-megawatts.html

  3. #3 Richard T
    October 2, 2008

    But since to the Daily Mail and its readers, the sun shines from royalty’s fundament, we Brits are going to be ok for solar power as well.