Happy In Bag

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Everyone Knows It's Windy















What is that? Upon spotting an odd new object rising above the intersection of 435 and Roe yesterday, I immediately whipped past the Sonic Drive-In, parked at the Settle Inn and ran to the base of the compelling silver tower. It looked like a newfangled type of wind turbine. Sure enough, general contractor firm A.L. Huber erected the power generator on November 10. Here are details. It seems to run silently and somehow avoids shredding birds. I want one.

6 Comments:

  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger Ruralgurl said…

    The states with good wind should put these down the medians of all the highways. They already own the land, so no eminent domain issues. The highways are already a scar upon the land, so fewer environmental issues. Use the power to run government offices then make money selling it back to the grid and use the profit to fund health care or schools or employment assistance, etc. It's a Wind-Win situation!

     
  • At 6:24 PM, Blogger m.v. said…

    I think if it shredded birds,then plucked and fried them,more people would want one for themselves

     
  • At 2:18 PM, Blogger kristuna said…

    I'm glad you addressed this. I was going to guess 'wind turbine', but I like that it resembles a tiny ferris wheel, or some worlds of fun ride.

     
  • At 6:55 AM, Anonymous mike said…

    my guess is for supplemental power for the new metered traffic signals along 435?

    for $5000 you can get a wind turbine for your home - Honeywell will be offering one through ACE Hardware stores. not sure when... and not sure what the payback would be either!! - mike t.

     
  • At 11:09 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Sounds like a plan, RG.

    Don't mess with my birds, M.V.

    I considered comparing it to an egg beater, K, but a tiny ferris wheel is far more accurate. Good eye.

    I wonder what the R.O.I. will be, Mike. I'm interested.

     
  • At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Rick in PV said…

    My office is directly across the highway from this thing. It looks precarious, like it might topple over on passing cars in a really strong wind. Let's hope not. At first, I thought it incredibly ugly, but it's growing on me ...

     

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