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Posted by Cathy Debenham on 8 October 2009 at 2:19 pm

Wind farms - you either love them or you loathe them. I'm on the side of love. Ever since the first time I drove down the A395 in Cornwall, and they loomed, eerie and magnificent in the bleak dusk, I've been a wind turbine fan.

So I'm excited to hear about Good Energy's Power from the People day on 31 October 2009. They are running an afternoon of masterclasses both for homeowners and businesses who want to find out more about generating their own electricity.

This will include workshops on how to select the right technology, how to plan and finance your project, and how to get paid for the energy you generate. As well as the Good Energy team, there will also be experienced microgenerators on hand and people from the Co-operative bank.

And for those whose fascination with wind turbines goes beyond their ethereal beauty, there's an opportunity to get inside the turbines at Delabole - the UK's first commercial wind farm - and learn more about the re-powering project there.

Power from the People is from 1.30pm to 8pm on Saturday 31 October at The Gaia Centre, Good Energy Wind Farm, Delabole, Cornwall. Tickets cost £20 and include afternoon tea and an evening reception.

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alpenwest

alpenwestComment left on: 8 October 2009 at 2:03 pm

thanks for this Cathy if its as all encompassing as you make it, it will be well worth going along to,  With the chance to go inside a turbine to see how the 'big guys' do it, will make this a fascinating experience.

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