Driving along the A13 out of London yesterday I almost drove off the road. Suddenly out of nowhere appeared two huge wind turbines. I obviously hadn't been down this way for some time as these lovely beasts have been on the skyline for 2 years now. They looked so graceful as their blades swished through the relatively calm day.
They were commissioned by Ford's Dagenham site to power their diesel engine plant. More detail from the installers Ecotricity can be found at http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/projects/Ford/plan_ford.html .
Of course no objections to the installation of the turbines could have been made on the grounds of turbine noise thanks to the road noise nearby. Not so sure the same could be said about traffic safety however!
Photo: view from one of the turbines, over East London. http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/assets/Planning/ford/erection/fri23/ariel9.jpg .
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