When I was in high school, we used to while away our long commutes playing Auto-Quartett . It’s a simple game: each of the 32 cards represents one car and its technical specifications (power, weight, speed, age etc). When it’s your turn, you pick a category; the person with the best value on their current card wins the round.
Last weekend, these memories came back to me while birdwatching and mudflat hiking in Friesland, Northern Germany. This is a region that started investing in wind energy early on, building the world’s largest windmill in 1992.
Windmills of different shapes and sizes can be seen everywhere, and I longed to know more about them. When were they built? How much energy did they produce? Were these rare models or ubiquitous ones? How tall were they? How much did they cost?
Putting two and two together, the geek in me now dreams of a Windkraft-Quartett to answer these questions. EWEA, would you produce one with me?