Wind Farm In The Fog

Steven LakeSteven Lake Solar Expert Posts: 402 ✭✭
https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeWeather.co/photos/a.298553373670138.1073741830.298546183670857/621994984659307/?type=3&theater

Ran into this rather interesting picture on Facebook of a wind farm in a fog bank and how it affected it.

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  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,727 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Should be fair use, for those without facebook accounts;

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  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Interesting how the 4 or 5 on the right side have ,at least , 5 turbines in the next row practically in the 'trail' of the first turbine... deliberately? or an accident...
     
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  • Steven LakeSteven Lake Solar Expert Posts: 402 ✭✭
    Probably not intentionally.  They lay those out in a grid pattern for maximum space efficiency, but given that wind changes direction regularly, I doubt it was done with that idea in mind.  Although it might have given what the most common direction of flow is.  However, I'd suspect that geography and land rights would be more determinate on how that was laid out.
  • Gene.243Gene.243 Solar Expert Posts: 35 ✭✭
    That was cool!
  • LumisolLumisol Registered Users Posts: 374 ✭✭✭
    > @westbranch said:
    > Interesting how the 4 or 5 on the right side have ,at least , 5 turbines in the next row practically in the 'trail' of the first turbine... deliberately? or an accident...

    They would have been able to accurately predict the exact wind direction at the time the phot was taken for it to have been deliberate. Even the best computer models running on the fastest supercomputers can't get that accurate so it's a safe bet it could not have possibly been intentional.
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