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Video: Offshore Wind Farm, From Under The Blades

On my wonderful cleantech tour of Germany last week*, one of the most interesting personal experiences was taking a boat out to Baltic I, an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. It was about 2 hours each way, and we all got at least a little sea sick (some worse than others), but it was well worth the trip and we even got to go directly underneath functioning a wind turbine. Here’s a video from the trip, followed by pics:

Note that all of the loud sounds that you hear up until ~1:12 minutes in are from the boat. After the boat turns off, you can hear the whoosh of the wind turbine we were sitting beneath, but that was really only audible right underneath them. Even right next to them or in front of them I couldn’t hear that.

offshore wind farm baltic 1

offshore wind farm baltic sea 1

offshore wind farm boat baltic 1

offshore wind farm substation baltic 1

offshore farm substation

offshore wind farm sunligh baltic 1

offshore wind farm sunlight

offshore wind turbine baltic 1

offshore wind turbine germany

offshore wind turbine underneath

offshore wind turbine

baltic 1 media crew

leaving baltic 1 offshore wind farm

*My trip around Germany was sponsored by Germany Trade & Invest. But I was not required to write anything nice about Germany or the projects or companies we visited, of course.

Here are some more stories from the trip:

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Why Utilities Don’t Invest More In Solar (VIDEO)

Is This Company Set To Monopolize A Critical Energy

The Only Grid-Independent Village In The World?

Tesla Opens Stores In Berlin & Hamburg

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