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TAXPAYER FUNDED WIND TURBINE SCRAPPED AFTER IT PRODUCED JUST £5 OF ELECTRICITY
by ANDRE WALKER 11 Jul 2014, 4:02 AM PDT 94 POST A COMMENT
A £50,000 taxpayer-funded wind turbine is to be scrapped after it was revealed that it produced just £5 of electricity a month, according to the Daily Mail. The turbine was installed outside a Welsh government office despite warnings from Civil Servants that it was being installed in an area that was too sheltered to get any wind.
Based on the current power output, it would take 757 years for the turbine to pay for itself, as it generates just 33 kilowatts of energy a month, equivalent to £5.28 worth of electricity. In addition the manufacturers of the 60ft turbine have gone into liquidation and are therefore no longer in a position to maintain it.
A spokesman for the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: “It beggars belief that tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money was squandered on a scheme with such a minuscule return.”
The manufacturer of the turbine, Quiet Revolution, are said to have warned the Welsh government that they had chosen a poor location for it. It is rumoured that politicians were so keen to prove their green credentials they ignored the advice from their own experts. The result was that the turbine produced so little energy that it was not worth maintaining.