[rescue] DC Voltage distro (Was:SGI Challenge L... )

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Mon Sep 20 19:24:41 CDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 04:05:14PM -0400, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> > That's a new objection to me. The envs haven't thought of that one over
> > here ... they just think they look ugly. Personally I think they look
> > fine.
> My friend travelled from Cali to Las Vegas and said he passed tons of
> them. He had a picture and side to side all you see is little windmills
> spanning, LOTS of them.
> Pretty wild. The only problem I could see is when they stop spinning. If
> you look up the Megawatt output, I think some of the coal slurry plants.

He would have been going over Altamont Pass, most likely.  The wind
blows pretty much non-stop there.

Sadly, a lot of the motivation behind putting up the windmills is
getting the tax writeoff, not generating renewable power.

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