South Africa’s Darling Wind Farm

by on December 2, 2008 at 1:36 am

darling wind farm

Yesterday morning we visited the Darling Wind Farm. In addition to the three windmills in the photo, there is a fourth behind me. Those four generate enough electricity to fulfill 80% of Darling’s current energy needs.

Of course, not every community is windy enough to justify wind-powered renewable energy, but there are plenty of windy places like Darling that could meet most of their energy needs by installing just a few turbines.

One Response to “South Africa’s Darling Wind Farm”

  1. Steve Crane

    Dec 2nd, 2008

    It embarrasses me that we grandly call this a wind farm. Comparing it’s scale to some overseas it’s more like a wind smallholding. But it’s a start towards the solution of South Africa’s energy crisis.

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