Wattle Point Wind Farm
The Wattle Point Wind Farm, situated near Edithburgh, has operated since 2005, boasting 55 turbines pivotal in South Australia's energy landscape. These turbines produce electricity for 52,000 homes, contributing 2% of the regional supply. The turbines' rhythmic motion captivates, even rotating in gentle breezes as low as nine kilometers per hour, steadily amplifying output up to 47 kilometers per hour winds. Safety is paramount, with automatic shutdowns at gale force speeds (up to 222 kilometers per hour) to prevent damage. The free viewing area on Sheoak Beach Road, 3 kilometers southwest of Edithburgh, offers a unique insight. This spot showcases the turbines' prowess and the remarkable journey from harnessing light breezes to significantly powering the regional grid, an ode to innovation, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.