Guernsey States use mast to test wind power viability

  • 19 July 2011
  • From the section Guernsey
World War Two ammunition bunker at Mont Cuet
Image caption Dr Casebow said the test would demonstrate whether or not the technology could be used

The viability of generating electricity using wind off the coast of Guernsey is being tested by a temporary mast on the Chouet headland.

Dr Andrew Casebow, environment adviser to the States, said the wind strength, which is measured at the airport, had been recorded at six metres a second.

He said the temporary mast will need to register nine metres a second winds for the technology to work in the island.

The mast has been placed on a bunker built during World War II.

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