As storm force winds blow how can the wind turbine maintain generation and equilibrium? Does the geared end disengage and if not do we get the massive ‘electric fires’ seen in different parts of the world.
With water powered units we can for example use sea water to drive the turbine and then divert the sea water to a desalination plant that would make drought a thing of the past. We could irrigate areas previously thought to be too barren to grow crops, so a water powered unit has the extra benefit of water for crop growth.
Every day more wind turbines appear and in some instances dominate the landscape. Would you approve having a wind turbine outside your home? If not why not.
Will offshore wind farms be a danger to shipping and during bad weather become invisible even to radar.
For ecology reasons the use of Nuclear and Fossilised Fuels is being blamed for all the planets ailments and there are many in the ‘Green’ movement that ‘gabble’ on about closing power stations till all the lights go out all over the world, WHY? Before coal and oil the worlds population burned trees and ‘manure’ for cooking and heating which probably caused more air pollution than the present day fuels.
As Industrial grade Wind Turbines are not truly worth the money and effort how many alternate ways will we be able to generate power with Water. There are many systems on trial from large water wheels to tidal surge systems and small bucket wheels connected to generators. Perhaps even the generator end of a broken wind mill can be geared to an old water wheel?