Watch a Wind Turbine go Up

June 16, 2015

Why climate deniers hate wind energy, and are panicking. These things are up and ready to go in weeks. If you have not seen one go up, or even if you have, this video is vivid and worthwhile.

8 Responses to “Watch a Wind Turbine go Up”

  1. MorinMoss Says:

    Bloody hell, that’s amazing.

  2. fredeliot Says:

    They make it look easier to put together than some kid’s toys.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      It looks that way because it IS easier to put together than some kids toys. The “hard” parts came during the manufacture of the sub assemblies, and the whole thing isn’t really all that complicated, just big—-it’s actually not much more than an oversized household floor fan being run “backwards”, i.e., wind turns blades to generate electricity rather than electricity being put in to turn rotor to make “wind”.

      It’s all nicely engineered, and it will upset our resident anti-wind power troll Alec Sevins to know that it can all be demolished with some C-4 and cutting torches and hauled away in just hours, leaving only the concrete foundation (just another rock)

      Mettre un bon visage, Alec!

  3. skeptictmac57 Says:

    Here in North Texas, I am now paying 6.6 cents per kWh for 100% renewable energy. That is the lowest rate I have ever paid here. And that is with all fees and taxes included, and there is no minimum usage fee either, unlike some plans.
    That’s pretty amazing to me!

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Too bad that TX isn’t moving faster to reduce its carbon footprint—-around 1/8 of all U.S. GHG emissions come from TX —-enjoy your cheap electricity while you can.

      • skeptictmac57 Says:

        Yeah, Perry was kinda two faced on this issue when he was gov. On the one hand he was playing dumb on AGW ( I never believed he didn’t think it was real, he like many in the GOP just didn’t have the balls to speak up for fear of losing the base), but he was all for wind power.

    • andrewfez Says:

      I used to pay 9 cents in Los Angeles a few years ago. Now I’m paying 15 cents. I haven’t looked into why. I would imagine it’s because they are hell bent on decarbonizing their grid, and are using that extra 6 cents per kwh to invest, or do FITs. Or it could be they’ve ratcheted down on their cap-n-trade or whatever they’ve got going on out here presently.

  4. Andy Lee Robinson Says:

    This was great – engineering for real men!

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