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How many wind turbines would it take to power the UK?

This isn't a joke, despite how the question is worded ;) To power the whole of the UK solely on wind generated power using the kinetic energy produced alone, how many of those huge turbines would we need to have? Also, do you think is a feasible solution to the energy crisis?

Asked By: clarky303 - 2/14/2007
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Great question... More
Answered By: Lemon Twist - 2/15/2007
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F*kin thousands. There is not enough room in the country to site them all.
Answered By: veito da costa - 2/14/2007
 
This depends on what size turbine you are talking about. A larger turbine produces more power than a small one, but also requires more wind to power it, and therefore it can be used less often. You should instead study the geothermal successes of Iceland, if seeking to power an island country with non-polluting... More
Answered By: pooptanic - 2/14/2007
 
It's going to take a whole lot more than the wind turbine farm planned for the North Sea. In fact, I don't know if you COULD provide 100% of the energy used by the U.K.
Answered By: captmhunt - 2/14/2007
 
Wind turbines are only capable of supplying a small part of this country's energy requirements... More
Answered By: langdonrjones - 2/14/2007
 
Wind has a place in solving global warming, but it can't do the whole job. Right now the feasible alternative to fossil fuels is nuclear power. Solar and biofuels can play an increasing role. In many years maybe alternatives can be developed enough to retire nuclear.
Answered By: Bob - 2/14/2007
 
Roughly 70,000 if they were roughly equivalent in size to the approx 1,800 already in operation. It has to be remembered that the wind does not blow all the time and there is no way wind could generate 100% requirements all the time. There would need to be large backup capability probably with gas powered turbine... More
Answered By: Robert A - 2/14/2007
 
Only 68200 to go then!
Answered By: THINKER - 2/14/2007
 
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