Here’s the future for Wind Turbines ………… life span only 15 years?……..then what????

Posted: January 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Wind Scammers around the world try and sell their crap stating falsehoods about clean energy, green energy, safe and non-destructive and having a life span of at least 20 years or more!

Promises of making people rich who invest in them seems to be their “hook”. We know that the only people making money off these are the developers and their back room buddies.

We all know they are not green, not cheap, are destructive and actually wear out much faster than promised!

What happens when these monstrosities break down, stop working and then start to rust out and leak oils and chemicals that are as harmful to lands and peoples as their sound damage to humans as they have since the day they started up?

Here’s what the beginning of the end for these disasters looks like!

Elmwood turbine may be near end of life

January 11, 2013

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The Traverse City Light and Power windmill along M-72 is currently below capacity.Record-Eagle/Jan-Michael Stump

TCL&P windmill only works at half capacity after repairs

BY BRIAN McGILLIVARY bmcgillivary@record-eagle.com

TRAVERSE CITY — The state’s oldest commercial, utility-owned windmill is showing its age.

The wind turbine constructed in 1996 by Traverse City Light & Power on M-72 in Elmwood Township hasn’t worked properly for over four months. The turbine initially broke down Aug. 28. It took four months to find and obtain a replacement part at a cost of almost $38,000.

Workers installed the new part on Jan. 4, and two days later it broke down again.

Utility workers had it running on Jan. 8, but the turbine currently only works at about half capacity, said Tim Arends, Light & Power’s interim executive director.

“It’s nearing the end of its useful life, or it may already be there,” Arends said.

The turbine’s 160-foot high tower with a blade diameter of 144 feet stands less than half as tall as modern turbines designed to catch Michigan’s best winds. Its generator is considered inefficient by today’s standards.

It was considered a big deal in 1996, said utility board Chairman Pat McGuire. At that time it was the largest operating wind turbine in the country.

It can produce about 600,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, enough power for about 110 homes.

The turbine cost $785,000 to construct, but hasn’t paid for itself and likely never will during its useful life, Arends said.

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