Oct 17, 2011

Picture of the Day: Amazing Turbine Clouds in the North Sea

 

AMAZING TURBINE CLOUDS IN THE NORTH SEA

 

offshore wind turbine clouds horns rev 1 Picture of the Day: Amazing Turbine Clouds in the North Sea
Photograph by CHRISTIAN STEINESS

 

The photograph above shows the turbulence field behind the Horns Rev 1 offshore wind turbines. Unique meteorological conditions on 12 February 2008 at 1300 hours resulted in the wind turbines creating condensation (i.e. clouds) of the very humid air, thus making it possible to see the turbulence pattern behind the wind turbines. [Source]

Horns Rev Offshore Wind Farm is one of the world´s largest wind farms at sea. It comprises 80 efficient windturbines capable of producing 160 MW. Annual production of the windturbines corresponds to the consumption of 150,000 households using 4,000 kWh per year. Horns Rev Offshore Wind Farm is located in the North Sea 14 kilometers west of Denmark and is 60 percent owned by the Vattenfall Group and 40 percent owned by DONG Energy. [Source]

 

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