Read about the disaster that is the UMPI wind turbine and the university cover up of the failure at the link below. It's high time the University of Maine keeps its promise and share full details of this experiment with the public. To know that the wind power it so fervently publicized failed and then decide not to report on the failurde is malpractice on the part of supposed educators. So educate us. Show us the money. Show us the electricity. Show us your math. Show us who decided to keep the public in the dark all these years. Show us who will be held accountable. The Maine PUC commissioner Kurt Adams, who jumped to First Wind, gave UMPI $50,000 for this. The PUC thus has a full right to conduct an investigation.
Otherwise, we learn nothing and repeat our mistakes.
How do you put out a fire on a 500 ft tall FLOATING wind turbine?
And the cause of the UMPI wind turbine fire..................................Wind.
Intense wind gusts sparked the demise of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s wind turbine, which caught fire Easter Sunday night. The blaze originated in the turbine’s generator and led to a brief campus power outage. The Presque Isle Fire Department responded and secured the area.
A Freedom of Information Request should be filed by anyone who is Maine resident concerning this UMPI important issue, requesting info on fire, cost, output over the years and financial losses and other costs.
UMPI Quietly Revises Its Wind Turbine Goal
Funny how they quietly dropped their annual KWH estimate from 1,000,000 to 700,000 with absolutely no fanfare, but were otherwise never shy about boasting of the turbine far and wide. They even did a roadshow to boast, accepted some sort of award for it and saw a movie get made about it. But when the 1,000,000 went to 700,000 KWH, not a peep. All the while, their projected $100,000 in annual electricity savings never changed. How does that math work again?
backtracking the url I get this:
"Domain: docs-api.ning.com is free for sale
another ruse to hide real data?
I e'mailed reporter and asked that he demand the real data or get it from Emera.
All I get from clicking the above link is a partial screenshot of the UMPI page,doesn't go any further than that--nothing really to read here at all.
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