"I live in Albuquerque, too. As you mentioned, we have plenty of wind during the string. But as a father of a kite-loving daughter, I can testify that most days here are not that windy. We have plenty of opportunity for solar however, since we get tons of sunshine."
Rob, we cannot assure the availability of both sunlight and wind throughout the year. That's the reason; we had implemented hybrid models, so that one or another will, be there throughout the year.
Yes, that would look strange, Chuck. Yet I remember the first time I saw wind turbines on the Texas plains, like something out of one of those early science fiction magazines. They gave me the willies, but they were also beautiful in their way
Hey, Mydesign, I live in Albuquerque, too. As you mentioned, we have plenty of wind during the string. But as a father of a kite-loving daughter, I can testify that most days here are not that windy. We have plenty of opportunity for solar however, since we get tons of sunshine.
I can see that the solar/wind combo could be a good combination. However, many offices and residences may have windows for wind, but if they're on the 20th floor of a 40-story building, they would not have roof space for solar. Another concern might be the loss of view from the window that has now become a wind turbine.
I've read that Iowa is the third largest state in production of wing power. However, one of the biggest problems is getting the energy from where it is generated to where it can be used. In that example it's places like Chicago, Kansas City and St Louis that can use the energy that generated in little ol' Iowa.
Hey Shehan, unfortunately, we won't run low on fuel anytinme soon. The high price of fuel has spurred a wave of exporation and new technology to extract hard-to-get-to oil and gas (fracking). Those sources remain cheaper than most alternative fuels.
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