Wind payback period “several millennia”

ConsumerReport.org is reporting that home wind turbines are a rip-off:

The Honeywell costs $11,000 installed, comes with a five-year warranty and has a 20-year expected product life. But having a thorough site analysis by a manufacturer-authorized installer, backed by your own research on websites such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is vital.

At the rate the WT6500 is delivering power at our test site, it would take several millennia for the product to pay for itself in savings—not the 56 years it would take even with the 1,155 kWh quote we received.

Bishop Hill

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2 responses to “Wind payback period “several millennia”

  1. Residential wind turbines should be profitable for the customer in a short period of time. If not, we will never be able to boost renewables

    • The big question Irene is why you’d ever want to boost the rubbish electrical generation that we currently call “renewables”. There’s not a viable source amongst them.

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