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Abandoned Lighthouse Wind Turbines

Already built in windy areas, and not considered eyesores
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Add turbine blades, generator, transmission cables, and power these remote areas.

Keeping them in good repair will be up to the wizened lighthouse caretaker as a revived trade.

RayfordSteele, Sep 02 2016

Darrieus wind turbine https://en.wikipedi...rrieus_wind_turbine
Elegant [8th of 7, Sep 02 2016]

Abandoned lighthouses not all the same. https://www.google....v&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi
google image search [popbottle, Sep 04 2016]


       Also windmills :)
theircompetitor, Sep 02 2016

       //not considered eyesores//...//Add turbine blades, generator, transmission cables//
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 02 2016

       //Add turbine blades, //   

       Darrieus rotor ?   

       // generator,//   

       Concealed inside top of structure.   

       // transmission cables//   

8th of 7, Sep 02 2016


       Any seagulls that get whacked will provide improved fishing opportunities.
whatrock, Sep 02 2016

       Hard to bury transmission cables.
RayfordSteele, Sep 02 2016

       // Hard to bury transmission cables. //   

       It's easier if you disconnect them first.
mitxela, Sep 02 2016

       Most lighthouses around here sit in rocky areas.
RayfordSteele, Sep 02 2016

       Linear cutting charge, like Blade or Catenax.
8th of 7, Sep 02 2016

       That'll certainly disconnect them.
RayfordSteele, Sep 02 2016

       How many abandoned lighthouses are there? I feel this is something a zealous intern should be able to get a definitive answer on.
calum, Sep 02 2016

       In twenty years, while we're all freezing our arses off at the start of the next ice age, somebody will look at the remains of one of these wind turbines and say "Hey, you know what? We stick a light on that thing it'd make a great lighthouse."
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 03 2016


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