Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Visit to Wind Turbines Derrybrien

Last Thursday the Middle Classes had a wonderful outing to Derrybrien Wind Farm managed by the ESB. Eamonn Hansberry drove the bus to the windfarm where we were warmly welcomed by 3 enthusiastic members of staff.
First of all each of us put on a high vis vest and a hard hat for safety reasons. We stood right beside a wind turbine  which was 75m tall. There are 70 turbines and each one supplies 650 homes with energy for one year.
We also went inside one of the turbines. There was a very long ladder which is used for going to the top for maintenance.

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