Wind is free and never gets used up and because Ireland is an island, it has plenty of wind. Some of the best places to catch wind are on the sides of mountains and at sea. In Arklow, CO. Wicklow, a new company called Airtricity have started building a wind farm. When it is finished it will be one of the worlds largest wind farms. At the start of the project the locals were asked for their views on the project but believe it or not nobody protested. You would have thought somebody would have because wind farms are very loud and the locals could get annoyed at the noise.
Wind turbines look like huge aeroplane propellers on tall poles. The wind turbines produce no poisonous gases and will help Ireland not to rely as much on gas or oil, which will help our environment.