Wind generators are huge

Today’s (Sunday 7/24) LA Times Business Section has two long articles about wind generation.  Quick summery, these things are HUGE with wing spans greater than a 747 and can be REALLY TALL.  Many people don’t like them “in their back yard”.  They are noisy and they kill various fauna.  With mandates (like CA’s 30% goal by 2012) and rebates, and with jobs being generated, they are being installed rapidly in windy areas.  Additional transmission line capacity is a problem (again “not in my backyard”) e.g. the San Diego battle with So Cal Edison.

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