Turbine Trouble: School Board’s Wind Turbine ‘Investment’ Ends in Financial Disaster


Turbine proves more trouble than it was ever worth.

As Warren Buffett put it: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” Buffett might have continued, that it’s the only reason anyone invests in them. Apart from the subsidies they attract, wind turbines also attract a lot of well-meaning idiots, such as the Akron-Westfield School Board in Ohio, USA.

After a decade of dashed financial hopes, mechanical failures and punishingly costly repairs, the school has been left lick its wounds and lament. The experience to date has been financial failure. And now comes the whopping cleanup bill to have the nightmare removed, for good.

A-W wind turbine removal may become budget item
The Akron Home Towner
Julie Ann Madden
11 October 2019

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