23 Mar '12, 1pm

6-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Goes Up (World’s First): Filed under: Energy News

I wonder how the long term costs of 167 of these 6MW wind turbines compares to a nuclear power plant? The (initial) cost of the nuclear power plants proposed in Georgia is about $12 Billion each. Do these 6MW turbines cost $71 Million each? For nuclear energy, we also have to add all the costs of mining, refining, enriching, processing — before it even gets used for 3-6 years to boil water. Then after it is used to boil water, it has to be stored for at least 10 years, then put into very expensive and very secure long term storage. We have yet to come up with even just adequate solution for the 100,000+ YEARS that it needs to be kept safe and secure… We need much more wind turbines, and more solar PV and solar heat plants (to boil water without fuel!), and more tidal power and more wave power and more biogas power and more geothermal power and more small scale hydro power!...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/23/6-mw-offshore-wind-tu...

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