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Old Apr 04, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Make Sure Your Wind Turbine Is In The Wind

The Nevada pilot program to offer subsidies to entities installing wind turbines appears to be a success in transferring ratepayers funds to turbine buyers, but unfortunately the actual benefits seem to be blowing in the wind.
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The electricity produced by NV Energy’s $46 million wind rebate program has fallen far short of expectations.

In a startling example, the city of Reno’s wind turbines — for which the city received more than $150,000 in rate-payer funded rebates — produced dramatically less electricity than the manufacturers of its turbines promised.

As first reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal, one turbine that cost the city $21,000 to install saved the city $4 on its energy bill. Overall, $416,000 worth of turbines have netted the city $2,800 in energy savings.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012...rebates-littl/

It's a "Duh!" sort of thing....
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A generator can claim to put out 100 kilowatt hours, but that’s based on an assumption that there’s a certain amount of wind. If you don’t have the wind, you won’t have the output.”
Free stuff! Who wouldn't want "free" stuff!
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Under the demonstration programs, cities, schools, businesses and homeowners are eligible for a rebate up to the full cost of the turbine depending on a variety of factors including the system’s wattage.
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