From: firstname.lastname@example.org.McMaster.CA [mailto:email@example.com.McMaster.CA]On Behalf Of George Stanford
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 10:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [cdn-nucl-l] " Norway tries underwater 'windmills' "
The article mentions "700,000 kilowatt hours of non-polluting
energy a year, or enough to light and heat about 30 homes." If my
arithmetic is correct, that's an average output 80 kW, or 2.6 kW
per home. Is that enough for a house in a Norwegian winter?.
"The plant in the Kvalsund channel, which had cost about
$11 million by Saturday's launch . . . " Again if my arithmetic is
correct, that's $137,000 per average installed kWe. Compare
some $600 for a gas-fired plant, and maybe $1500 - $2500 for
a nuclear plant (or is my estimate for nuclear high?).
At 04:35 PM 9/24/2003, Jaro Franta wrote:
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 17:35:20 -0400
Something weird with the numbers in this article... (installed capacity,
for one, seems very small, even assuming a low CF).
....but they sure don't mince words, when they state flatly that "Aboveground
windmills, by contrast, are useless in calm weather and have to be built to
withstand hurricane-force winds."
Wonder what the maintenance list includes... cleaning barnacles off the
Norway tries underwater 'windmills'
Tides turn blades, providing power to local homes