The Town of Kittery Looks To Remove Defunct Wind Turbine
In 2008, the beginning of our twisted love affair with wind turbines, The town of Kittery voted to add a new turbine on their landfill and were promised that it would save them $8,000 a year in energy costs. It cost them $185,000 to install it and within a year found that it only produced about 16% of what was promised. They investigated many options for repair or removal, and spent another $15,000.
It has been standing there useless for almost ten years, and the initial installer is now bankrupt . . . heard this story before? . . . and no one wanted to tear it down for scrap, so now they are going to have to pay for it themselves.
This is what we are going to face 10 years down the road when the towers on our mountains are deemed useless and have to be torn down. we will have to bite the bullet and pay for them because they have changed hands so often, there is most likely no money left to decommission.