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Home Wind Turbines 'Are Fool's Errand'

PUTTING a wind turbine on the roof of your house - like Tory leader David Cameron - is a waste of time, according to experts. The turbines, which cost at least £1,500, are next to useless in cities because there's not enough wind to make them work. Dr Luke Myers, of the Sustainable Energy Group, said: "Putting them in places where there's no wind is a fool's errand really. "No one wants to spend £1,500 on a turbine which doesn't work." Wind speeds at house roof level in a city like London, where Cameron lives, are only around 4.6 metres a second. But turbines sold by stores such as B&Q are designed to work at 12.5 metres a second. Brain Mark, on the Department of Trade and Industry Renewables Advisory Board, said the benefits had been "oversold" by green campaigners. He added: "It would be wonderful - if it worked." Home solar roof panels used to heat water are often a better bet and recoup costs in 10 years.

PUTTING a wind turbine on the roof of your house - like Tory leader David Cameron - is a waste of time, according to experts.

The turbines, which cost at least 1,500, are next to useless in cities because there's not enough wind to make them work.

Dr Luke Myers, of the Sustainable Energy Group, said: "Putting them in places where there's no wind is a fool's errand really.

"No one wants to spend 1,500 on a turbine which doesn't work."

Wind speeds at house roof level in a city like London, where Cameron lives, are only around 4.6 metres a second.

But turbines sold by stores such as B&Q are designed to work at 12.5 metres a second.

Brain Mark, on the Department of Trade and Industry Renewables Advisory Board, said the benefits had been "oversold" by green campaigners. He added: "It would be wonderful - if it worked."

Home solar roof panels used to heat water are often a better bet and recoup costs in 10 years.

PUTTING a wind turbine on the roof of your house - like Tory leader David Cameron - is a waste of time, according to experts.

The turbines, which cost at least £1,500, are next to useless in cities because there's not enough wind to make them work.

Dr Luke Myers, of the Sustainable Energy Group, said: "Putting them in places where there's no wind is a fool's errand really.

"No one wants to spend £1,500 on a turbine which doesn't work."

Wind speeds at house roof level in a city like London, where Cameron lives, are only around 4.6 metres a second.

But turbines sold by stores such as B&Q are designed to work at 12.5 metres a second.

Brain Mark, on the Department of Trade and Industry Renewables Advisory Board, said the benefits had been "oversold" by green campaigners. He added: "It would be wonderful - if it worked."

Home solar roof panels used to heat water are often a better bet and recoup costs in 10 years.


Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/new...

MAR 6 2007
https://www.windaction.org/posts/7640-home-wind-turbines-are-fool-s-errand
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