These numbers thrown about by the wind folks crack me up. 2.5 MW nameplate capacity, 98% ability of the turbine to capture available wind … c’mon people! The turkeys just don’t work!
GE says they see a $130 Billion jump in turbine sales by 2012. Now, that’s a number they’re probably as accurate with as any, since sales figures rely on how much of the people’s tax money the governments want to pass out to these contraption manufacturers and, after all, the wind industry’s best marketeers are elected officials.
Well, enough of that! Read this piece at Business Week/Bloomberg about GE’s projections. Oh, yeah … then slip over to CNET to hear Jeff Immelt, the President’s buddy, whine about not seeing enough of your money and how he thinks the best arrangement is federal government oversight over the entire grid, rather than the states, and tens of billions of dollars.