Tag: life

Windy Kansas county LOSING $ with turbines

This is remarkable...not that the turbines are worthless, but that this information is PUBLIC. BigWind usually prevents such data, regarding their industrial sites, from becoming easily found. Thank you, Kansas commissioners, for sharing your story. What we also find remarkable, is that according to the NOAA wind map, Kansas has MORE wind than Ohio. Why, … Continue reading Windy Kansas county LOSING $ with turbines

BigWind closing 2 wind sites in Texas- due to ice? really?

Does anyone really believe that the ice storms are the real reason for closing these wind sites? According to some studies, the real life expectancy of these sites are only 10-15 years and this one reaches that magic number. Gearbox warranties typicallly expire after 5 years and the maintenance costs only climb after that. The … Continue reading BigWind closing 2 wind sites in Texas- due to ice? really?