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Windy Hill Wind Farm

A photograph of wind generators, part of a field of 20 near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. The generators are mounted on 44 metre towers and have rotor diameters of 46 m. They are able to generate 12 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 3,500 homes.

Educational value statement

  • Shows part of a renewable energy facility capable of preventing the release of 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
  • Can be downloaded as a JPEG file.

Strands

  • Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences; Physical sciences
  • (Geographical knowledge and understanding: Environment)

Australian Curriculum content statements
Science: ACSSU116; ACSSU219

Sources used
http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com/page/Infrastructure_Assets/Windy_Hill_wind_farm
http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/resourcecentre/casestudies/Wind/Windy-Hill.html



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