Wind Turbines: lucky to last 10 Years

If Greens love nature, why aren’t they more concerned about carpeting unspoilt, pristine landscapes with industrial wind turbines?

Industrial turbines that only last ten years and that are predominately made in China using Australian coal!

Talk about shifting ’emissions’. See no evil, hear no evil.


wind_turbine_fire An early “retirement” …


Dr Gordon Hughes is a Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh and a while back produced this cracking study which destroyed yet another wind industry myth about the longevity of their giant fans: windfarm peformance UK hughes.19.12.12.

Instead of the much touted 25 years, the output from modern turbines starts to drop significantly after about 8 – and they’re well and truly ready for the scrapheap by the time they hit their teens. Here’s a story on Dr Hughe’s findings by The Courier.

Wind turbines’ lifespan far shorter than believed, study suggests
The Courier
29 December 2012

SCOTLAND’S LANDSCAPE could be blighted by the rotting remains of a failed regeneration of windfarms, according to a scathing new report.

A study commissioned by the Renewable Energy Foundation has found that the economic life of onshore wind turbines could be far less than that…

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2 Comments on “Wind Turbines: lucky to last 10 Years”

  1. “…..So in years to come,
    When these follies stand still,
    And every countryside scene
    Their rusting hulks fill,
    We can tell our children
    An incredulous tale,
    Of when you tilt at windmills
    And let common sense fail.”


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