...in cold areas. The state invested in alternative energy sources and (over a period of many years) spent $3.3 million on eleven wind turbines..
Guess what? Those pricey wind turbines? They don’t work in cold weather.
So, what is the fix? Either electricity or natural gas at each turbine to keep the mechanism lubricated.
Counter Productive? Would you say wind turbines might be inefficient as an energy resource in cold areas? And where were the scientists who tested this BEFORE the money was spent?
Should the state have purchased less wind turbines and tested them FIRST before the massive investment? Do you think wind turbines are better as a secondary power source in this nation?
What do you say, just not reliable enough as a primary energy resource to replace coal/natural gas-generated electricity?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:11 AM on Feb. 1, 2010
It appears that we have jumped right out and tried to get all the tax breaks and incentives offered for the "green" energy without realizing that, as a nation, we are not schooled in the technology. Of course there are places in the US that have used the technology for years; however, they haven't shared their pluses and deltas with the rest of us. The craziest wind power issue I heard was states that passed laws to prohibit the power lines to be drawn to the turbines. You can put them up, but you can't distribute the power. These are strange times.
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