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Re: [TowerTalk] Tri-Ex HS 588

To: "charles mcneil" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tri-Ex HS 588
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:57:37 -0500
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Jim Gave you some good advise and an Engineer is going to cost some money.
In what part of the country are you located? Electrical costs vary widely. 
In the mid west it's a fraction of the 30 plus cents per KWh in California. 
I think the highest my rates go is 8 cents per KWh. On top of that, here in 
the central part of Michigan the average winds are perfect for wind 
generation. Unfortunately they get that average by having a lot of calm days 
and a lot of very windy days.  Contrary to out chamber of commerce's claims 
(they count any day where the sun peaks out momentarily as sunshiny), we 
have so much cloudy weather we are not even listed in the pay back charts 
for solar energy.

>    Does anyone have any specs on this tower? Anyone have any suggestions 
> on how to deal with this problem? I have looked into new towers but 
> quickly found out that I would have more money in the tower than I could 
> ever get out of Renewable Energy.

As Jim already said, for the most part it's going to be for self 
satisfaction and possibly "green" issues as a reasonable payback time, if 
any, does not happen in many areas.

Good Luck,

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

BTW, IIRC payback from the electric grid around here is very close to what 
they charge.

>    Thanks for your thoughts and time, CHUCK
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