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Posted by z on December 3, 2009, 5:05 am

well you don't have to be a rocket scientist to at least start
experimenting. The problem is that folk put too much 'faith' in those
expounding rather than learning from direct experience.

People say this and that all the time, siting authority due to degree's
or whatnot and its naturally a good thing to read and learn from everyone
as much as you can, but keep a skeptical eye and try it yourself and

Its fun too  

Posted by Curbie on December 3, 2009, 9:41 am


Both you and Morris are examples of people who walk the walk and when
you two talk the talk, it's generally to help others, which is my
definition of the heart being in the right place.

"You don't have to be a rocket scientist to at least start
experimenting" - Now that's the truth of it and there is a ton of
experiments that could be done for no money and less time than people
spend trying to talk others into doing something, but unfortunately
(on many levels), that would make the problem about the people who
need help instead of person talking the BS talk.


Posted by Curbie on December 1, 2009, 9:05 pm

On Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:55:31 -0800 (PST), "misterfact@yahoo.com"

Morris makes some good points, and just to add a few more.

Generally, if you want to taken seriously, a citation belongs with a
quote of this nature when you question someone's credibility, so far
all I see is a post from someone calling himself
"misterfact" who's not posting any facts.

I've never heard of an energy-per-area calculation being applied to
wind turbines, the notion that such a calculation would apply between
different places like NYC and Nebraska has no usefulness.

You asked for comments, so...
Find a better place to post this foolishness, perhaps


Posted by Josepi on December 2, 2009, 3:19 am

Has no accounting for stacking wind turbines, either.

Posted by misterfact@yahoo.com on December 2, 2009, 4:12 pm

here's Hayden's "facts"


When it comes to wind, Hayden shows wind farms can generate electrical
power at the rate of about 1.2 watts (W) per square meter (m2) for
most sites, and up to 4 W/m2 in rare sites where the wind always comes
from one direction. The goal is to generate enough energy to replicate
a 1,000 megawatts power plant operating around the clock. To do that
in California, for example, would require a wind farm one mile wide
stretching all the way from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
To produce as much energy as a conventional 1,000 megawatt power plant
using solar would require a 127 square mile field of solar mirrors
collecting enough heat to turn a turbine. Now that would have quite an
environmental impact!

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