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New wind turbine goes up.

The turbine will generate about 100 kilowatts



It’s 120 feet tall, with a 67-foot blade span.



The only cost to the city was an initial $9,500 fee which was later reimbursed



This is the third turbine for the city. In 2009, the city began using two turbines near the boat launch Those provide the power to light the parking lots in the shopping center.



http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2010/07/14/new-wind-turbine-goes-up-in-sheffield-lake/

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  • "The only cost to the city was an initial $9,500 fee which was later reimbursed".

    Fekkin' Libtards. "It's all FREE so it's O.K. Nobody has to pay for it".

    The truth is as anyone who bothers to do a bit a research will see is that these oversized lawn ornaments contribute nothing and actually tax the grid.

    "Green energy" is a money pit pipe dream.

    We ALL pay for this, it is a study in wasted time, wasted resources and wasted money.

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    • @ValleyBlacksmith My exact thoughts, when I saw a couple thousand of them in the middle of nowhere, and like probably 200 maybe more that weren't even spinning..(clearly broken)..

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    • @ValleyBlacksmith .....blah, blah, blah - where is the source of your "research"? The internet is far more incompetent than the MSM.

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    • @ValleyBlacksmith They are a scam - see my post above

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    • @and12589
      Quite a string of them near me, even bigger than these shown here. Where the wind is really blowing I've seen all of them idle. Sometimes only a few are turning. Rarely are they all turning at the same time. I do get tired of having to anticipate hard braking while on the road nearing them because some ass with a camera wants to suddenly stop and gawk. Have a look for yourself on Google satellite street view. Go to Google>maps>zoom down to western New York, east of Buffalo. Inter More..

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    • @ValleyBlacksmith If they cant last a couple years, to hell with them if you ask me..

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  • I drove from Chantilly, Virginia to Tacoma, Washington in two days.. And in that two days I saw fucking rows and rows of these things in the middle of nowhere..Probably a good couple thousand.. Fun fuckin two days though.. I'm stoned and don't even remember where I was going with this..

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  • "The only cost to the city was an initial $9,500 fee".

    Who's going to pay the expensive maintenance costs ?

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  • I wonder how much this cost us via federal subsidies. Also, why did the city have to pay for a windmill which is powering privately owned mall parking lots?

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    • @WolfBite120

      Current market grid price is roughly in the 1.1 to 1.9 cents per kilowatt hour range. Most Green Energy Programs pay in the order of 51 to 85 cents per kilowatt hour.
      You've just been hosed for a few fuckin' lightbulbs. It's way cheaper to turf the Green Bullshit Stuff, install incandescent lights, and pay local labor to replace the lights.
      man are we stupid, and your local liberal Democrats smiling all the way to the bank.

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  • If it's so great, then why don't we see them going up on private property at the owner's expense? When I see a development rush for these devices, I'll conclude they are economically feasible.

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    • @Punch_The_Monkey What do you mean? They're FREE! Nobody even had to pay for it. They just magically appear!

      Well, I guess our kids and grandkids will be paying for all of this, but they can't vote so fuck them.

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  • way to go, let's see you are getting subsidized paybacks in excess of 80 cents per kilowatt hour and the ACTUAL market price of power is what?

    Oh about 1.2 cents per kilowatt hour roughly depending of course on current market conditions. Well done, the local community gets to pay you to light up a hand full of light bulbs in the parking lot at great expense to them, and you get to run all the way to the bank with your Green Energy Bonanza.

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  • To be more precise, the city used funds that were extorted from taxpayers nationwide and then, without the knowledge or permission of the payees, "redistributed" indiscriminately to persons and entities both deserving and undeserving, for applications variously useful and unnecessary, sensible and uneconomic. As long as it can be labeled "Green," it's all just fine and dandy. Woohoo.

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  • Suggested reading
    The Wind Farm Scam (Independent Minds)

    Here is a link to reviews of the book
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/1905299834/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt/276-7503200-2643919?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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  • A refundable fee of $9500 - wow, that's cheap. Put one on top of every shopping center.

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  • Nice start

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  • I would so much rather see a giant plume of black coal smoke burning instead of that helicopter blade looking thing spinning round. Fuck that clean energy crap. Lets all choke on coal dust like our grand pappies did and not be sissies about it. COUGH COUGH!!!!!!!

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  • Good clean power.

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    • @hatemosquito Actually no, it takes more fossil fuel burning energy to build, deliver, install and maintain a wind mill than it will ever produce in its 25 year life cycle.

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    • @onepercent that argument is about as retarded as your avatar.

      you are assuming every single part of the making of a wind generator is made with fossil fuels. really? what about solar power being used to make these goods? what about electric vehicles to deliver? i could go on and on naming non-petroleum ways to avoid its use

      besides, that is why these are being used now, to stop the use of fossil fuels. if everyone used green energy and green vehicles, it would be impossible to burn fossil fu More..

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    • @hatemosquito

      Clean, my a$$.

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    • @qwerty4242

      Regardless where the energy comes from, if the thing doesn't produce as much energy as it consumes to build (not to mention money), then it's a net waste of time, energy, real estate, and murdered birds and bats -- as well as the oxygen you burn trying to convince yourself and everyone else it's all sugar and roses.

      Oh, and a clue: use of terms like "the masses" is suggestive of MarxiSociommunism. If you wanna fly below that particular radar, limit yourself to mere dem More..

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    • @qwerty4242 You dont want to bring solar(Photovoltaic) to the table. Look at the energy payback for those. It takes several years for a solar panel to create as much energy as it took to make it (~5 years). Not to mention the supporting batteries and inverters (~10 years). China will be the only ones producing solar panels in the future since they will be able to hide the dirty cost of creating them.

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  • Go for the 5MW size - massive

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  • Amazing the number of people complaining about the subsidies this would supposedly receive. However we rarely hear about the subsidies given to the coal industry. Not only do they receive considerable development subsidies they also receive numerous tax breaks. The coal industry is very profitable, they have money to spend and they're are a big employer. All important factors for any elected representative struggling with unemployment.
    There'll always be a place and demand for coal but don't be More..

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  • Its like a giant dildo with feelers

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  • you did not even put the proper city or state, or even name it in your little article

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  • Not much going on where you live then ?

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  • okay, have fun with that for the rest of your life!

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  • they should attach seats and charge admission

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  • If one propeller could reduce the rent on one shopping mall by a significant amount - every city in NAmerica would go for it.

    More malls - more tax revenue. Ask the Wal family.

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  • Hippy stuff, you cant make electricity out of wind silly! You gotta burn shit.

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    • @trichome1 You do realize that the wind doesn't always blow, right. For every kilowatt hour of electricity produced by windmills you need an equal amount of generating capacity from sources that are constant.

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