18 February 2010

The climate changers: How wind turbines make their own clouds

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They are billed as vast sentinels that will protect our world from climate change. But, at the same time, these wind turbines are creating a new little climate of their own

The phenomenon is caused by the spinning 130ft blades which churn up the warm air at sea level and mix it with cooler air above at Scroby Sands, near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

When this happens, the water begins condensing as droplets which become visible.

The windfarm which has 30 turbines has been generating up to 60 megawatts of power - enough for 30,000 homes - since it was built in 2004.

(Daily Mail)

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