The University of Maine at Presque Isle is very proud of its windmill, and has been long on promises to share what has been learned from it. After monitering it for months, I see the website has a new look now, and the time line has been updated, etc.
BUT I cannot find anything new about what the thing is actully producing. It looks like what UMPI has learned, mostly, is that Honewell can't seem to figure out how to post the promised live output data.
Come on, Honeywell! Are you competent? Do you know what you are doing? Some of us citizens want to know what these things that are cluttering our viewsheds (at best) are accomplishing. How can you have a million- dollar machine that is supplying the grid and not know what it is doing? If you can't figure out how to put up live data on the UMPI Wind site, how about some stale data, like last week's output? At least that would be something. It is more than we ever learn from First Wind - they seem to think it is none of us taxpayers' business. I had hoped for better from you.
I'll keep watching,and hoping.
Thank you - Harrison Roper, Houlton