Well, someone has the sadz!!!!!
A small Washington state city spent more than $100,000 on three “windmill-like turbines” – but any hopes for big savings appear to be blowing in the wind.
The Peninsula Daily News reported that the Port Angeles turbines, which haven’t yet been turned on, are expected to generate $1.39 per day in electricity, or roughly $42 per month.
The turbines were meant to help illuminate a local park. Now, some city council members are having second thoughts about their unanimous approval for the project.
“I did not realize they would produce so little energy. I wouldn’t have voted for it knowing it was that little,” City Councilwoman Sissi Bruch told The Peninsula Daily News. ………
…..Nathan West, director of Community and Economic Development for the city, told FoxNews.com in an email that daily savings could be as high as $5.44 “at peak windspeed” but cautioned that “determination of actual benefit in dollars at this time would be speculative because the spires are not yet operational.” …….
…. The city council voted in October 2015 to approve $107,516 out of a total $285,952 county funding grant to purchase the turbines from Urban Green Energy.
The lower-than-anticipated savings could be even lower depending on the eventual cost of maintaining the turbines in the harsh and salty environment, Port Angeles Deputy Power Systems Manager Shailesh Shere told the newspaper.
Though some members of the council may not be sold on the alternative energy initiative, there were those who never bought into the promised cost savings in the first place.
“My fundamental objection to these is that they are not cost-effective and it’s a waste of money,” former deputy director of power systems Phil Lusk told the paper.
Hilarious!!!!! Don’t worry about the harsh, salty environment! At $5/day, you’ll have the $100,000 back in nearly 55 years!!!!!! With or without maintenance, they’ll be long gone by then. Of course, the county won’t get their money back, so, there’s that, and, they’ll never see $5.00/day savings, but, still …….
I remain hopeful that a Trump administration can curb these colossal wastes of money, time, resources, and energy.
Parting thought ……. how many Solyendras could have housed how many homeless people? …… asking for a friend.