I read somwhere that on average wind velocity drops at night…but do’t quote me…
En route home…catch you soon. Karl
Karl Hughes also commented
- I am not sure Robert…but it would have to be a pretty huge battery…worth looking into simply to be amazed !
When I say battery…I am refering to pump storage.
- Will more Glens have to be flooded to provide a “battery” facility for wind…or is the possibility of an export cable to Norway part of this plan ?
If this does become the case…then the environmental footprint of wind is a true can of worms that needs further review…we will have folks all over Scotland and maybe Norway too… becoming NIMBY by proxy.
Rather than in my case NIMBY by necessity.
- Hi I am just going on the JNCC/and Dipper 1981 documents. I would presume the higher oxygenation is due to the swell breaking over so many skerries in the Skerryvore area, the large tidal races, the near continual pounding of an Atlantic swell on shallow water…
“Are you saying the waters of Tiree are SUPER SATURATED with oxygen” No…you have said that…I did not say that please read my post again !
Also note the other contributing factors for good conditions, seabed, cover…kelp etc. It takes, I presume many contributing factors to make a sustainable and varied ecosystem…one of these being above average (whatever average is) O2 levels.
- SPR’s EIA is ongoing…seems that SPR are trying to fill in any percieved gaps…lets remember JNCC etc are out there to find out what should or needs to be protected…SPR are out there to look at mitigation…or to look and see if mitigation is possible !
And yes if this project goes ahead…the damage will happen, at seabed/beneath the waves and on the surface…SPR are only now realising how much damage will occur.
Ultimately how much environmental damage are the Scottish Government willing to allow for 6.5 billion GBP ?…and does SPR really want want to end up having world wide headlines saying it is going ahead with damaging areas already noted to be in need of full protection…It will do nothing for offshore wind renewables, or the green credentials this multi national uses to support it’s projects. The Scottish government also have to realise that this development is a step to far.
- Hi, The sum total will add up to anywhere between 500mw and 1,8Gw, the likely target is between 1Gw & 1.8Gw.
SPR currently have available grid connection of 1 Gw.
Seimens are testing a 6mw low weight machine (350t) primarily for offshore deployment. 3 years is the minimum test time acceptable for HSE regs etc… time:http://www.siemens.co.uk/en/news_press/index/news_archive/siemens-6-megawatt-wind-turbine.htm
The 10mw British “Britannia” turbine project was shelved in 2010/11…however the Chinese are on route to building a 10mw unit:http://www.windpowermonthly.com/channel/offshore/news/1128827/Goldwind-developing-10MW-wind-turbine/
Lets not forget Offshore construction will now not begin until 2020…8 years time (-3 for testing), that gives the industry 5 years to come up with a 10mw turbine…given the massive changes in turbine tech during the last 5 years definately achivable if: the will and the finance is available.
Back to your original…yes 500, reducing this number to say 180 would still be horrific…SPR would go for what ever is easiest to deploy…they may place 500 and re-power as the tech comes along…the reasoning behined releasing these visuals now is, to say the least odd ! but nothing happens without reason when a multi-national…bulti-million $ company that employs 33,000+ people world wide is involved with selling an environmentally damaging project project to the masses.
Given the time scales we are looking at, there is every possibility that this type of inshore array (or any large array for that matter) will be redundant by the time of projected construction…and deep water offshore will be the new metaphor come buzz word…and future generations may question what was the logic behind pacing such huge industrial structures on the very same areas we were “supposedly’ trying to save..
Watch this space !
Recent comments by Karl Hughes
- Forget tactical voting for unity. Forget the coming of the one-party state. Your party matters more?
You all vote SNP and be done with it ( my postal vote is in and it was not based on a 45% protest vote)
There will be no genuine winners in this next election… and the loosers will again be electorate.
The deal is already done:
Con 34% +0
Lab 33% +0
UKIP 14% +0
Lib Dem 8% +0
Green 5% +0
Other 6% +0
Lib/Tories pact is on the cards…or Lib/Lab or Tories/ UKIP (Ouch)
And Scotland ends up with a one party nationalist government that has all the power at home, is ignored in Westminster… and left on the side in europe.. stagnation by misrepresentation for us… and yet anothe era of whining for another referendum…there has never been anything progressive about a one party state… what a bloody mess.
Time for PR methinks.
- Failure of Council’s ‘complicated procurement procedure’ leaves islands with no air services from 16th May 2015 for at least a year
The irony of it :
“Campbeltown’s Spaceport bid no alien – high on the promotion stakes and with serious strengths”
“Failure of Council’s ‘complicated procurement procedure’ leaves islands with no air services from 16th May 2015 for at least a year”
Same county ? different planet !
no comment LOL
- Light plane missing in east Loch Etive area
Wrong time to be speculating …
- Light plane missing in east Loch Etive area
- Price of Salmond’s London ego-tripping is opposition kerchings in Scotland
Its a fact that the SNP can expect to win the majority of Scottish seat… and lets face it the tories, libs and labour now have have little power north of the border…
I believe in the Union…always will… but I also believe in decentralisation through out the whole of the uk…London is a state of its own… and its time a British parliment was re- established else where…Lancaster ???? Manchester ??? Leeds ???
If it takes the SNP to change British politics, and drive the decentralisation I crave I am happy with that… but like I say I will always vote for Union…
My fear for the elections is not that the SNP will hold the balance of power…but that of a Labour/ SNP coalition… I would be pleased with a Tory / SNP coalition because we need brains and braun… not yawn and braun.
A vote for the SNP would be a vote for change throughout the whole of the Union and throughout messed up politics in general, I would hope ?… they get my X in the box this time around to represent our country…but don’t expect a X in any future referendum other than to say NO.
A bit of a shame that FA has become an anti SNP rag…. the polar opposite of WOS etcetera… there seems to be very little unbiased journalism available on the web anymore….
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