#65: Windfarm camouflage

Some people regard windfarms as unsightly. Compared to pylons and cellphone masts in the form of comedy trees, I’m not convinced.

Today’s invention, however, is a two-fold camouflage technique to help render wind turbines less visible.

1) The turbine masts should be painted in a reflective paint and surrounded by ground-level mirrors which reflect the colour of the surroundings onto each mast.

2) Each of the turbine rotors should be similarly illuminated but with mirrors which are shuttered at the rotation frequency. This stroboscopic illumination would not only cast background colour onto the ‘offending’ machinery, but it would also make them appear relatively still: -removing the attention-grabbing flickering component of their motion.

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