Monday, April 14, 2008

Windmills as Ornaments

Any more red green energy like this and we'll need a whole new red green movement to replace it:
Tsukuba is a city with virtually no wind. Not a breath in summer, and strangely calm even during Japan's howling typhoon season.
The mad effect of this little oversight is that the expensive [windmill] generators generated absolutely nothing. Not a single watt of output. To make matters worse, the embarrassed local government was so ashamed of the ill-researched waste of public funds that it started to run power to the sails and have the generators work in reverse - turning the sails to make it look like they were being blown by the non-existent gale.

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