Death By A Thousand Solyndras

“No energy” is the cleanest energy of all

In a startling example, the city of Reno’s wind turbines — for which the city received more than $150,000 in rate-payer funded rebates — produced dramatically less electricity than the manufacturers of its turbines promised.

“These manufacturers, when they gave us the turbines, they said they were designed to be mounted on a parapet at this height, and that’s what we did,” said Jason Geddes, who runs the city of Reno’s renewable energy program. “But when we started getting actual wind flow patterns, we realized their claims were wrong.”

As first reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal, one turbine that cost the city $21,000 to install saved the city $4 on its energy bill. Overall, $416,000 worth of turbines have netted the city $2,800 in energy savings.

Fantastic! It will “pay for itself” in under 150 years!

That’s actually a better return than any of Obama’s spending has netted us.

6 Responses to “Death By A Thousand Solyndras”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    That’s not as bad as Britain or Denmark. They turned off turbines because they were actually draining the electrical grid so little juice did they create.

  2. Skyler says:

    It’s all about putting money in obama’s coffers.

  3. Dave E. says:

    I don’t know about clean energy, but somebody definitely got taken to the cleaners.

  4. Ave says:

    I hope the city of Reno got those false claims in writing. If they didn’t, shame on them.

  5. Gunslinger says:

    Great! Now the people of Reno can go to Vegas and blow it all in the slot machines in under five minutes!

    Actually, they’d end up blowing it all on the bus fare alone.

  6. cosmoscon says:

    This is almost as good as the Chevy Volt!

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