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To: Mike <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] non functioning wind turbines Re: TowerTalk Digest, Vol 74, Issue 30
From: jimlux <>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:57:46 -0800
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Mike wrote:
> Because a couple in the middle of a line would be working and others in the
> same line are not. That and the blades lying on the ground where they fall
> on many others.
> There are ones I have never seen work in 18 years of going past them
> everyday, that why we know!!
> Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> How do we know they are broken, just because they are not turning?
> =============   Richards - K8JHR ===============

Some decades ago, there was a flurry of wind turbine activity (on 
Altamont pass for instance), but a lot of the things were economically 
unviable, and were done for tax purposes, etc. Lots of stuff built, and 
then the builder/mfr went out of business, leaving dead or partly 
functional windmills scattered about.

The modern wind business has learned from the mistakes.. And technology 
has greatly improved too.  Today, three phase converters are basically a 
commodity item, while in 1988, it would have been exotic.

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