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#5881615 - 04/19/17 10:19 PM Re: Windmills........! [Re: KeithC]
52Carl Offline
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Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 2071
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: KeithC
A good friend of mine has received royalties, for many years now, for selling an option to put wind turbines on his property. Most people in our area don't want wind turbines around and have been fighting their being built.

The wind turbine people come 4 times a year to his property and do bat surveys.

I think that current wind turbine designs are a waste of money and a eyesore.


Keith

Would that be dead bat surveys?

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#5881658 - 04/19/17 11:47 PM Re: Windmills........! [Re: seniortrap]
KeithC Offline
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Registered: 05/13/09
Posts: 1337
Loc: Champaign County, Ohio.
I think that they mostly hang shelters for bats in trees and check to send if they are occupied, probably to find out how many bats and what species of bats are in the area. There are no wind turbines to kill the bats yet.

Keith

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#5881663 - 04/20/17 12:09 AM Re: Windmills........! [Re: stan meyers]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7050
Loc: Oakland, MS
Originally Posted By: stan meyers
Hydropower is a joke. do some honest research


http://www.hydroworld.com/articles/hr/pr...ississippi.html

Built in 1913 and STILL going strong. The average lifespan CLAIMED by the manufacturer is 25 years for a windmill. They don't bother to tell you about the complete rebuild of the gear boxes needed between 5 to 7 years on average. They also fail to tell you about how quick they become obsolete and no parts are available. There are thousands of them in the mountains of California that are not putting out anything.
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#5881667 - 04/20/17 01:07 AM Re: Windmills........! [Re: seniortrap]
pnwmtnmn Offline
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Registered: 08/17/11
Posts: 473
Loc: Moses Lake, Wash.
On the wind turbine the tax breaks and subsidies need to go away. Everything needs to be standardized, then we would see gearboxes lasting longer, generators lasting longer and cost go down. As long as the gov't keeps paying tax dollars, in one form or another, we aren't going to see a true cost per kilowatt hour, because the companies don't care, they aren't paying for it. If the cost is to high they will drop them.

The power grid would have to be upgraded to carry the power to markets. Here in Washington the wind turbines are told to shut down because the grid can't handle the load. and they get all ticked off because they aren't making money using someone else's power lines.
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#5881800 - 04/20/17 06:59 AM Re: Windmills........! [Re: seniortrap]
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 4853
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Wind power is nothing more than a Libtard con. I think at best the average mill puts out 1.5 megawatts but just for the sake of argument, let's say 2 megawatts (if it's turning). A nuke puts out on average 1150 megawatts do the math. In addition, mills breakdown all the time. Add to all of this, the cost of build and erecting them. They never pay for themselves, the government just keeps tossing money down a Libtard dug hole. However, green weenies will never tell you any of this. It does not match the Unicorn agenda so the facts as usual are dismissed.
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#5881803 - 04/20/17 07:04 AM Re: Windmills........! [Re: seniortrap]
seniortrap Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 2789
Loc: michigan,USA
I agree that the subsidies are what drives the fake idea of "FREE"!

Nothing is free. Someone pays.
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#5882812 - 04/21/17 08:00 AM Re: Windmills........! [Re: seniortrap]
seniortrap Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 2789
Loc: michigan,USA
There are hydroelectric dams here in Michigan. Not as many as before.

But the wind (hot air) crowd are on the march to blow your paycheck! Pun intended.
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