This Windpower Wednesday Photo of the Day was taken by John Pervan of Australia and posted on his twitter feed.
Some people say wind turbines are ugly… My camera begs to differ. The non existent coal mine and abundant solar radiation in this photo sums up where we should be heading perfectly ! #renewables #nocoal #ClimateChange #auspol @simonahac pic.twitter.com/5gLjSbwMrz
— John Pervan (@JohnPervan) September 17, 2018
It was taken in Australia. John was sitting on top of Mount Beckworth, about an hour outside of Melbourne looking across to the Waubra Wind Farm. According to the Aussie Renewables website “The Waubra wind farm is located 35 km north-west of Ballarat and was completed in July 2009, It consists of 128 wind turbines providing a total capacity of 192 MW. It was built by Acciona Enegy and is owned by Acciona and the ANZ Energy Infrastructure Trust.”
This is a great week to be viewing a Windpower Wednesday photo of the day, as it was announced that the UK has not reached the milestone of 20Gw of installation. In a RenewablesUK press release Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck noted “It took 19 years to install the first 5GW of wind energy in the UK and we’ve now installed the same amount in under two years.”
But back to John Pervan. Here is a a sampling of some of his other photos – you can check out more on his facebook page Get Outdoors Australia. Great shots of natural Oz. Well worth a look.