“4 tubes of steel weighing 100,000 lbs each, 45 truckloads of concrete, 44 TONS of reinforcement steel, the base of a wind turbine weighs approx 1.9 MILLION TONS.”
#BIRDTALK This does NOT include the miles of COPPER wire, the gallons of GEAR OIL it takes every year, or the many rare earth metals, aluminum, zinc, molybdenum nor the weight material of the blades, or generator.
Video below on youtube:
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“The argument that people are willing to pay more for “cleaner” electricity, is the pipe dream offered by wind developers. Sold to the most gullible. The electricity is clearly NOT cleaner, and always requires 100% back up from reliable hydro, gas, diesel, or nuclear facilities. What purchasers might not know, is they are actually paying more for a product that is essentially dirtier, with zero societal/environmental benefits.”
Not for the faint of heart, more stats:
- 1 MW of wind turbine capacity requires 230 tons of coal for the steel.
- A Single 3MW Wind Turbine Needs: 335 tons of steel; 4.7 tons of copper ; 1,200 tons of concrete (cement and aggregates) ; 3 tons of aluminum ; 2 tons of rare earth elements ; Aluminum ; Zinc ; Molybdenum. Zinc, Nickel, Cobalt, Platinum, Aluminum, Rare Earth Elements, and Nickel (new sources), are between 73 and 100% imported.
- Blades, each weighing around 10,000 kilograms, contain gathered materials, resin, balsa wood, aluminum, non-recyclable fibre, fibreglass, hot ovens for curing, bolts, etc. Varnish, toxic. Plastics. These are then transported usually thousands of miles, using fossil fuels.
- Gear boxes must be maintained and cleaned: Cleaning Gearbox Instructions Work Sheet. This worksheet indicates the heating of the existing oil so that it can be “rinsed” out, and then replenished. According to strict instructions, “Drain the oil while hot and replace with fresh oil per the Hollister-Whitney Lubrication Instructions Procedure. If Hot Oil will not drain, refer to the chart above and add a second application of the cleaner to the Gearbox, and Run the Elevator Machine for another 24 hours. If Hot Oil will not drain at this point, contact Hollister-Whitney for assistance.”
- Wind Turbine Cleaner Varnish and Sludge Cleaner: “Wind turbine gearbox lubricants perform in difficult environments. Shock loading, extended oil drain service intervals, temperature and humidity extremes can rapidly break down the best formulated lubricants, producing varnish and sludge as natural decomposition by-products. Summit’s Wind Turbine Cleaner is the most effective lubricating system conditioner available to clean and remove these performance robbing deposits.
Clean-Out Procedure: Simply replace 10% of the existing oil charge with an equal amount of Summit Wind Turbine Cleaner, and then operate normally for a minimum of 48 hours. As the warm oil is drained from the gearbox reservoir, the varnish, sludge, and carbonaceous gunk in suspension will be removed. If installed, check oil filters and change after the cleaning procedure. A thorough periodic cleaning of the gearbox lubricating system before a scheduled oil change ensures peak lubricant performance and restores the system to like-new condition. COMPOSITION: Glycols, polyethylene, mono (1,1,30Tetramethyl) phenyl, ether, Harmful by inhalation, harmful in contact with skin, with eyes, may cause irritation of respiratory tract, ingestion may cause irritation, vomiting and diarrhea.”
- Blade Cleaning: Airfoil break, as they call it, can reduce electrical output by 20%. Often, helicopters are used. Airfoil break can be from snow, ice, pollution, bugs, humidity, dust. Chemicals used are often colloidal and contain solvents. Claiming to be environmentally friendly, workers are warned against getting fluids in eyes, or on clothing.