The Bradworthy Parish Council, who opposed the turbine, expressed concern that there was “nothing exceptional” in the speed of the windsAnd they would be right, today's turbines are designed for gale force winds, in fact they shut down around 50, some freeze, others tilt back to slow the force on the blades, some even adjust the blades at the moment and slow down, but the towers should withstand 90mph.Just more PC BS in an effort to be the Greenest in the area.
Monday on the way into town to do my taxes I passed about 50 turbines. Going into town and coming home not one was moving. The wind on Monday for that area was between 15 and 20 mph. I wish I could say this way not normal but I have been going passed then now for 5 years. At the most, I have only seen 5 moving at one time in the 5 years.
That's because they most likely shut the others off, they didn't need the power and no one wanted to pay the increased cost of power produced by Green energy.That's right, solar, wind, the the power generate is sold at a higher rate, but if no one is buying?
"They" say there only good for about 25 years. "The costs for a utility scale wind turbine in 2012 range from about $1.3 million to $2.2 million per MW of nameplate capacity installed."That's a lot of money just setting there doing zip.