I think I agree about wind turbines over solar panels, but too much of one or the other is detrimental to the countryside. Everyone has their likes and dislikes regards 'green' energy and something has to be done to prove the efficiency and worth of all forms. Nuclear energy is scary (the disposal of waste for a start!) and who really wants a power plant on their doorstep? Hmm a nuclear power plant or a wind farm? I know that this area won't be having a power plant built nearby (or will we?) but the human race really has to start thinking about it's future, seriously, whilst we still have one!
Wind and/or solar generation may not suit your visual sensibilities but please suggest an alternative for our descendants once digging our energy out of the ground runs out, rather than just complain about what bothers you at present.
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Renewable energy is the only way to go since, by definition, non-renewable energy is, by definition, bound to run out!
If you think about it for a minute, you will see that it's not a question of one or the other. You obviously need both. One works extremely well in high pressure weather systems, the other in low pressure systems and both work in between. Solar panels produce energy on just about every single day - they don't work on sunshine, they work on light.
I can tell you from personal experience that a solar/ wind combination produces energy every single day, 365 days a year.
But you need something else as well. Since renewable energy is intermittent, you also need energy storage, something that the UK is not yet developing (mainly because it is so far behind many European countries). There are many possible ways to store energy. Apart from batteries (Google liquid metal batteries that can supply whole towns for weeks) you can store energy as heat in so called Heat Stores, in Pumped Storage (very suitable for Cornwall), chemical storage, fly wheel storage, capacitors, compressed air (in under sea chambers), and several others.
Good place to learn about wind energy and possible storage facilities is here: http://tinyurl.com/c9w5vcy