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Apr 04, 2012, 10:22 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.
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.

It's a "Duh!" sort of thing....
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!
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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