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Thursday, 18 August 2011

How to build a wind farm - video lesson 4

Level: Advanced / C1

Here is an excellent article from the BBC Science and Environment pages.
Some amazing videos of the construction of the biggest wind turbines in the world.
The is also some reading about the wind farm in the Irish Sea.

Read and watch, then answer these questions:
1) How many turbines are there in the Ormonde Wind Farm?
2) Where are the turbines made?
3) How long are the blades of the turbine? (watch 'Journey's start')
4) Who is the captain of the sea jack?
5) By 2020, how much of the UK's energy should come from renewables?



Answers below!




ANSWERS!
1) 30
2) Belfast
3) 61.5 metres
4) Jakob Neergaard
5) 15%

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