Progress Energy to stop wind turbine research
After nearly a year of research, Progress Energy claims wind power just isn't practical here in Florida. ...Progress Energy's research project was supposed to run through the end of 2011, but with the lackluster results they will wrap up in January and write up a report for the state.
December 20, 2010
by Heather Sorentrue
in Central Florida News
LAKE COUNTY -- After nearly a year of research, Progress Energy claims wind power just isn't practical here in Florida.
They put a wind turbine up along the Florida Turnpike almost a year ago to see if it could generate enough electricity to make wind power worthwhile.
Progress Energy official Tim Leljedal said, "The results so far have been reflective of the general understanding of wind power in Florida. It appears as though wind is not as viable in Florida as it is in other parts of the country."
Homeowner Jim Dotson does not agree. He paid out of pocket to install a... [continue via Web link]