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In Pictures: Cefn Croes wind farm
Cefn Croes wind farm
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The 39 turbines are capable of supplying 42,000 homes with power
Andrew Davies at the wind farm on Thursday
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Economic Development Minister Andrew Davies called it an 'historic day' as he opened the windfarm
Two of the turbines against the landscape
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Mr Davies said 'sensitively designed wind farms can play an important role' in meeting renewable targets
Cefn Croes wind farm
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The wind farm is 500m above sea level
Cefn Croes wind farm
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People opposed to the wind farm say its spoils the landscape and it is a "quick energy fix"
Cefn Croes wind farm
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To illustrate the scale of the turbines, NewsOnline reporter Carl Yapp squares up to one
Cefn Croes wind farm
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Some anti-wind farm campaigners claim mid Wales is at saturation point
Cefn Croes wind farm turbine
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The nearest property to Cefn Croes is nearly two miles away
Roger Jones, Falck Renewables Ltd
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Roger Jones of Falck Renewables says fewer more powerful wind farms are the future for green energy production
The view from Cefn Croes
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The view across the Cambrian Mountains is stunning from Cefn Croes
A power station at Cefn Croes
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Energy is pumped from the turbines to a sub-station nearby
Cefn Croes wind farm
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A NOP poll commissioned for the Wind Energy Association on Thursday claimed 75% of people in Wales believe wind farms are necessary for future energy needs



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