Thursday, February 16, 2012

WIND FARMS MAY NOT OFFER STABILITY

File photo a wind farm on the Danish coast.A Carnegie Mellon report into the vulnerability of offshore wind farms might be a selling point for stable, secure Muskrat Falls Electricity.

The report, cited in the New Scientist, says that hurricanes are likely to destroy up to half of the turbines over time. Considering the cost of these offshore wind farms is in the range of $200 million, the potential risks are high.

 Carnegie Mellon studied four proposed wind farm sites.

The American Energy Department wants the nation to get 20% of electricity from the wind by 2030.

Perhaps they might want to discuss other green alternatives that offer stability like, say, Lower Churchill energy.

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