I read somwhere that on average wind velocity drops at night…but do’t quote me…
En route home…catch you soon. Karl
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- 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
- The independence campaign: personal gains and loss
Well it look’s like they will get a chance to chase it…two new polls, two leads for ‘No’…swing to No in the undecided….
Anyhow…just hope the disapointed on Friday can move on.
- Indy: separating sheep and goats on Brent Crude and house prices
They are…all the way to the bank….
Oil prices are going to stay stable as long as the middle east and US etc are working together…they are then going to drop as Iraqs oil, and Iranian oil comes on line…there accesible reserves are vast…their proven reserves larger…big players here, Saudi does not want Iraq in OPEC…come to your own conclusions as to why wars happen
this is an old article, poke about and you will find something better…
anyhow…if anything oil prices will drop over the next 25 years… cheap fuel drives profit, expansion, capitalism…
- Indy: separating sheep and goats on Brent Crude and house prices
Just think where we would be if there had been no Darien project, you are full of total rubbish NHC… I have not read one constructive post from you in 2 weeks…nothing to add to either view point. Face it you have no idea of what is going on do you ( rhetorical)… not a clue..
“Once China and others move out of recession the price will go up as will demand due to world population increasing” thats got to be the most bonkers statement I have ever read, what the hell are you taking…
You are going to have to live in the “now” very shortly and its going to be a big, big shock…to you. But maybe not eh, maybe you don’t even live in Scotland ? and this is just an extension of your false persona… your living a lie…thats why you are so angry… you want to be a part of something, but actually you know you can’t… thats the truth is it not… dont bother answering… because you mean sweet FA to me or anybody else…..
I suggest we ignor this moronic individual… it will drive it mad… give it time to think ( yea right bit of an oxymoron I know)
- Karl Hughes: What part would an Independent Scotland be able to play in the global war against IS?
Aye…I have probably opened the gates of biblical waffle from NCH…and I will be cast onto the pages of the little black book…LOL… frankly, I’m done with this referendum, what will be will be… I’m not here to change anybodies stance… I just want folk to make an informed decision…my vote is cast, but I have to say…for whatever reason…these 11th hour promises (supposedly on the table already) were in my humble opinion wrong, simply because some folks who have voted…YES or NO were not in possession of all the facts.
Change will come…lets just ensure whatever the outcome we work together to get the best deal we can as parents & people…if its a YES, then we have to ensure Holyrood are held to account and never screw us around…if its a NO we have to do the same with Westminster…but more than anything we have to remember we are just people and that having an identity attached to us… be that Scot, Welsh, Irish, Iraqi, Japanese or whatever is basically bollocks… we all just want to belong…we already do folks !!! we are human. Cast ya votes wisely.
Footnote added a bit later: Yep, its been a journey for me too this referendum, perhaps I have pre-empted everybodies time of reflection having already posted my vote ?
I can’t be a nationalist, its just not me, I see it as a retrograde move and to dictatorial… (but peoples opinions are there own)…Unionism is a progressive idea in my own humble opinion…but there is something greater to aim for and I feel watching and being part of the goings on…thinking about my part in all of this, however small, as moved me on a bit… internationalism, no tags, no borders, no racism,or bias …less selfishness are centuries away (if we get there at all)… anyhow thats where my thoughts are…. thanks to all who will vote or not for making me think outside the cage that we allow politicians to put us in, I feel like its time to go home and wash that muddy “Welcome” mat.
- Argyll and the Isles’ Secrets Collection: Dunadd Fort
I’ve just been looking through some photos of Callanish Standing stones…
And actually and honestly…Yes or No…Union or No Union, Scotland now, or Scotland then…its really all bollocks….we are just pawns…not the player…Time is the player…
I wonder what the folks who raised Callanish called Scotland ? called the British Isles…? they probably just called it home…
If there is just one thing I have finally learnt thanks to this referendum, its that my family come first, without question…and in general we are just people on a journey trying to do the best we can for our kids and for our family and friends…tagging oneself with a nationality, marching under a flag…is a weird human trait, we just want to belong…
All embrace the moment you post your vote, whatever you decide is your decision…don’t be disheartened or angry if you do not get what you hope for…embrace the change whatever that may be…but most of all enjoy every moment you can with the ones you love, your families and friends…we only get one chance to raise our own Callanish.
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