Using the Government’s own NOABLS model of average wind speed for a height of 45 meters, shows that from a performance perspective, the the Wrey’s Barton turbine is located in a very poor area.
We have overlaid the speed info onto a map of West Devon. Anything below 6 meters / second is considered unsuitable for a wind turbine.
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Trying to think like a planner and accepting that wind turbines actually have some benefit , wouldn’t it better for the county to position a smaller number of turbines in a better performing area rather than down in a valley?