Idle Wind Turbines

Gerald Wolczanski jerrywlinux at
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.
Jerry W

On Wed, 2012-10-10 at 00:02 -0500, Frank Gentges wrote:
> tacoistas,
>  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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