I wouldn't have any of that stuff because I wouldn't do it. No way, no how , for no amount of money. I'll fly in most anything that flies but I will not do that. It's like surgery, don't like seeing it but once I start watching I can't stop watching and it gives me the jitters, but I have to watch it to the end. Makes no sense to me but that's the way I am. :dunno:Pretty darn cool, but, I think I'd insist on a short-line parachute hooked to my D-ring on the back of a full body safety harness. Looks like plenty of height to deploy a chute safely in the event of an OOPS!
There's one about an hour from here that you can get really close to. You can pull off the road and walk up to the fence underneath it, it really is an amazing thing to see.It's neat to see how they're made and serviced, and stunning to see one up close. They're truly massive.
Some of the Amish in the Ohio area have small wind turbines and a few small solar panels. The one family I was talking with has a small hardware store. So I asked them how each of the units was working for them. The wind turbine didn't produce enough electricity for them to have a few led lights in their house plus in the store.They also had the cash register and a small freezer and a refrigerator. The solar panel didn't provide enough during certain times of the year, during the winter with snow storms and then summer rain storms. They would need to run the generator 3-4 days every week which was very costly.hello, we have these giant things on top of the mountain where I live too. they are about six miles from my house, if u can picture I live along the base of the mountain and they are at the top. now right on top where I'm below they never got built because of a bat colony was found to live their. their is 36 turbines that I count in the bunch. the plant that was building them has closed down a couple of yrs.ago and I don't know where all the ones that wasn't put up went to. we watched them go up across the ridge one summer when I was pushing dirt and I also would not hang on that little rope for my paycheck, we had binocolars in our bulldrozers on dayshift and watched, quite a sight. oh I can't see them at all from my house, but I too would love to have a little one in my back yard so the electric co. could send me a check every month too. thanks big jim
I would think the older units were much louder. My uneducated guess is that the newer turbines have much larger blades and spin much slower then the ones that I remember in the late 80's and 90's.I'm sure we've all heard people complain about the noise of wind turbines. I was standing under it and could hardly hear it, yet I could hear the tractor going down the highway 200 yards away load and clear. Lots of wind turbines in Wisconsin as well. One farm just north of me in Fond du Lac area and another west of me about 10 minutes.