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Poisoned Glen, Phoenix Park wind farms.

  • 04-09-2022 8:33pm
    Registered Users Posts: 418 ✭✭

    Why aren't we developing places like Poisoned Glen Gweedore, Phoenix Park,Beara Peninsula and Vale of Avoca for solar and wind farms?

    These places would have perfect layouts for rows of turbines and solar panels.

    Or is it just taxes that will save us?

    Post edited by Jonathan on


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,224 ✭✭✭bullit_dodger

    I'm guessing your trolling, but why ruin good locations when you can generate MORE power offshore with wind turbines where they don't bother anyone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭poker--addict

    I don't think we need to go near popular places. There is acres and acres of poor land across the midlands barely suitable for sheep to graze. Sheep could still graze it while the farmer and government could profit off panels all over it. Everyone would be getting better bang for their buck.

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,464 Mod ✭✭✭✭graememk

    Theres a good few wind farms up here already in Donegal.. I think we're actually a net exporter of power... Im sure I heard that somewhere.

    And its not as simple of just plonking them on the mountains.. That bog slide recently that shut a whole project down.

    For solar... Look at all the roofspace we have!... Next suggestion would be solar freaking roadways...

  • Registered Users Posts: 78,016 ✭✭✭✭Victor

    "These places would have perfect layouts for rows of turbines and solar panels."

    1. You don't put turbines in rows for two reasons - it is visually poor and if the wind is travelling along the row, then the ones further along the line won't get as much wind as they could if you staggered them.
    2. You don't put wind turbines and solar panels in valleys and hollows where they are sheltered for a proportion of the time. Solar is more suitable to the southern part of the country where the midday sun is higher in the sky.
    3. Installing these things needs to follow the law - you have to get planning permission and follow environmental rules. This means that if there is any form of disproportional impact, you can't build them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,224 ✭✭✭bullit_dodger

    Trolling I suspect.

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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 7,826 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jonathan

    That's enough of that thread. Obvious trolling.

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