> It's a great way to sponge up the green incentive dollars set aside by
> the government...
Our favorite, around here, is one of the VA hospitals got a
wind-turbine through one of the Obamabucks programs. Fine and dandy,
except nobody put "maintenance" into the budget. Yup, you guessed it.
It's sitting there idle because there is no money to do repairs. This
isn't fault of wind energy, this is the fault of politicians and
beaurocrats run amok. Furthermore, I think they went down the dark
alley of hooking it up behind their own meter into their
facility-based generating plant. Because of that, they had to install
a switching and balancing system, among a whole lot of other junk.
What they SHOULD have done is bought a wind turbine for lease-back to
the power company for installation into their own wind farms. This is
essentially what the other power companies from out of state do.
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