Jack's Wrap

Danish Wind Power in Pictures
We chartered an old fishing boat to take us all out six miles to the Nysted wind park.

Special to cct by Jack Coleman

Now that Jack Coleman has been back from his trip to Denmark to investigate for CapeCodToday.com  the Danish experience with offshore wind farms simular to the one proposed for Nantucket Sound he finally downloaded all the extra photos from his digital camera and sent them along for our pleasure. He also send three from others on the trip. 

The photos on right are by other members of the group, and those on the left and below are Jack's photos.

A century-old lighthouse at Blavand, a tourist destination apparently more popular with Germans than Danes, based on an informal tally of the license plates. The offshore wind farm, eight miles away, is visible from the lighthouse, weather permitting. (Photo by JC)

No, this isn't Truro, it's a vacation area in Denmark where the wind farm six miles in the distance are hidden by the haze of a bright summer day. Click the photos to see them larger. (Photo by Harper) 

The old fishing boat is used today as a tour boat for visitors who come year round to see the world's largest offshore wind farms in Denmark. Click photo to see it full size. (Photo by Harper)

Members of the Clean Power Now group get their first glimpse of the offshore wind farm at Blavand in the North Sea from a World War II-era bunker overlooking the beach. (Photo by JC)

Coming back to the harbor at Nysted after passing through the offshore wind farm. Chuck Kleekamp, Clean Power Now's information director, is in the foreground; Rachel Pachter of Cape Wind Associates is to Chuck's left. To Rachel's left is Don MacGillis, an editorial writer with The Boston Globe, and at left is Stephanie Brady of Brewster. (Photo by JC)

Energy consultant Bernadette Buck walks past scores of bicycles outside the train station in Copenhagen. Bicycle paths along the roads to accommodate all those bike riders are a common sight in Denmark. (Photo by JC)

A maintenance tender checks on one of the turbines off Nysted, not far from a fishing boat chartered for the Clean Power Now group. (Photo by JC)

Videographer Liz Argo of Orleans films footage of the wind farm off the coast of Nysted from the bow of a chartered fishing boat.  (Photo by JC)

The substation at Nysted, at right, which transforms the 33 kilovolts (kV) it receives from each of the 72 turbines off Nysted into 132 kV for use on the regional electric grid.  (Photo by JC) 

The bustling train station in central Copenhagen through which we passed on our way to the village of Nysted in Southern Denmark.  (Photo by JC)

A flock of swans rests in a field on a farm in Nysted, with land-based wind turbines towering over them. In a country with some 4,000 windmills, most of which are on land, one doesn't travel far without seeing them.
The colorful and well-kept businesses along the main road passing through Nysted, just a short walk from the harbor.  (Photo by JC)

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