Thursday, September 17, 2009

Misleading Picture ?

Is this picture fair ? This is one example of making a wind turbine appear smaller than it really is. If I was to stand at the base of the tower in this photo, you would not recognize the shape as a person. I have seen other posters like this and recently received mail with a drawn picture of a family happily running in green fields past minature turbines (Don't try this, you may get arrested for trespassing). Do you get the feeling that the wind industry is trying to hide the fact that the wind turbines are massive (Over 400 feet high).
Below is a picture that gives you an idea of the real size of the rotor hub and generator (those are two people standing on top beside the flag) :