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post #271 of 280 Old 08-18-2019, 06:34 PM
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Re: those Great Big Windmills..

We have a bunch around here...When a few went up 10 or 15 years ago, I thought that's kind of neat.
Then, I started reading about the actual cost of these things and that they would take up to 40 years to pay for the cost of installing them. Not sure if that's true or not, just what I read....but they can't be cheap. The government here had to subsidize the snot out of them so the investors would make money. Guess us taxpayers pay for that.
Also, I have heard that we have had a couple fail and turn themselves into a pile of scrap metal after only 4 years.
Maybe, I'm not a fan.

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post #272 of 280 Old 08-18-2019, 08:24 PM
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Re: those Great Big Windmills..

Im no expert on them for sure because aint none of them around here but from what Ive heard about them aint no way they could be cost effective, not to mention the pile of dead fowl at the bottom of some of them.
IMHO they are there to keep a certain group of people quiet for a change.....and that alone is priceless lol!
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I have been tossin the idea of havin this tread deleated.. if u guys want to argue about them..


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I have been tossin the idea of havin this tread deleated.. if u guys want to argue about them..
Regardless of your decision, I just want to let you know I have enjoyed this thread, Whirly! Thanks for all of your posts!

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Re: those Great Big Windmills..

This is what I'm watchen....

Salt Water into Fuel




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Salt Water into Fuel


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I have really enjoyed this thread. Would be sad to see it go. Thanks Whirly!

As i see it the "friendliest tractor forum" is not the place for arguments.
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Regardless of your decision, I just want to let you know I have enjoyed this thread, Whirly! Thanks for all of your posts!


Thank you Whirly, it has been an education for us all.

I do hope you continue to post.

I don't know if windmills are the answer or not, but it is all too apparent we have got to quickly change our ways of producing and consuming energy, if we want to pass this planet on to our grandkids.

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Salt Water into Fuel


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That's pretty cool, but where does the fuel come from to generate the RF energy? You would need more energy to produce the RF beam than you would get out of the saltwater flame.

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That's pretty cool, but where does the fuel come from to generate the RF energy? You would need more energy to produce the RF beam than you would get out of the saltwater flame.
Not from what I read... The RF takes very little power...


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