Gee, why is it that the three turbines in Maine that don't hide their electricity production data, are all having major problems - Saco's, Kittery's and UMPI's?
De-greening: Saco to put wind turbine out to bid
|The windmill in Saco, seen from behind the sign for the Saco Transportation Center on Main Street Tuesday. JEFF LAGASSE/Journal Tribune
By LIZ GOTTHELF
SACO — The city has authorized Jim Heath, the former CEO of Entegrity Wind Systems, to broker the sale of the Transportation Center’s wind turbine.
The windmill was installed in February 2008 at a cost of about $207,000. At the time, it was guaranteed by Entegrity Wind Systems to produce 90,000 kilowatt hours a year, or about $12,600 worth of electricity. To date, it has produced about $3,900 worth of electricity, however, and Entegrity Wind Systems went bankrupt, which ended the terms of the guarantee.
For the full story, read the Wednesday print edition of the Journal Tribune.