We have just returned from a week away in Scratby, which is a small village on the coast of Norfolk, Its a pretty little place with lovely beaches and very little commercialisation (I hate the smell of fish and chips wafting onto the beach, there is none of that!!) The horizon and landscape has changed with the arrival of the countries very first commercial 'wind farm' The thirty massive turbines are out at sea and can be seen from miles away.
The turbines really shift, I took the above photo in an effort to show movement in the blades, I am not sure I have been totally successful!
The full story is below these photos.....
Each year we fund the annual Caister Lifeboat Fireworks display. We are also closely involved with the local schools and have taken part in events using Scroby Sands Wind Farm to explain mathematical concepts to over 100 year 9 pupils. Many schools have also enjoyed beach talks by the team that manages the wind farm on a daily basis - explaining how the site was constructed and how the wind power will help to meet the UK renewable energy targets.