Idle Wind Turbines
jerrywlinux at comcast.net
Wed Oct 10 06:12:04 CDT 2012
A quick Google search gave this:
I think fracking, and its impact on the energy market, is having a
variety of consequences.
On Wed, 2012-10-10 at 00:02 -0500, Frank Gentges wrote:
> From time to time I have traveled I70 across Kansas and have noted over
> several years a large number of these modern windmills as I have passed
> Salina Kansas going West. It is a really large number. Several years
> ago almost every one was turning and presumably generating electricity
> to put on the grid.
> This year it seemed many were idle, perhaps 50% in some groups and 100%
> in one group. Several months ago I heard T Boone Pickens comment he had
> lost his ass on his windmill investments. I did a search and found that
> the great green source of energy many not be working out similar to the
> experience of T. Boone Pickens.
> These things are tall and not always easily accessible for the large
> cranes needed for maintenance. Owners/operators may be choosing not to
> fix them due to the expense and frequency of problems. See
> If you get a call to invest in this new technology you should hold onto
> your wallet until you understand what this is all about. Several years
> ago T. Boone Pickens is not one to fall for a flim flam salesman so it
> must have looked pretty good before he wrote them a check. Now he is
> having regrets.
> Frank K0BRA
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