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Kamaoa Wind Farm

Kamaoa Wind Farm at South Point shut down in August 2006.

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Comment by Troy Benjegerdes on March 31, 2010 at 7:20pm
Is there any good info on why it got shut down?
Comment by Joseph Saturnia on March 31, 2010 at 10:29pm
The farm was commissioned in 1986. The Mitsubishi wind turbines used were not well suited to the environment and quickly became a maintenance problem. Parts became scarce and finally in August of 2006, the last of the working turbines were shut down.

The little seen dark side of renewable energy.
Comment by Troy Benjegerdes on April 1, 2010 at 4:26am
This seems like it would make an ideal hands-on lab for a community college course like this..

http://www.iowalakes.edu/programs_study/industrial/wind_energy_turb...

Re-power as many of the turbines as possible with human capital (which seems to have plenty of supply) instead of investment capital (which seems in quite short supply)

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