Wind turbines on Blackpool promenade

From Manchester Evening News

TWO wind turbines are being set up on Blackpool’s promenade to help power the resort’s famous illuminations.

In May, a third will join the pair, which cost £147,000 each, and together it is hoped they will cut £13,250 from the town’s annual energy bill.

They will sit on the front, close to the Sandcastle Water Park, and are expected to have a 25-year lifespan.

It’s possible the NIMBYs will still complain about these turbines, despite the fact that there can be few better places to site them than on a sea-front (and the fact that there’s little that could be done to make the Blackpool beach front uglier. It’s an endearing ugly, but it’s ugly nonetheless.)

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