Letter: Wind power problems
Re the letter to the editor about a wind farm at Newfound Lake (“Wind power reality check,” Monitor, Nov. 23):
I am all for wind power. But in traveling across the country over the past year, I have learned something interesting about wind turbines. They can freeze up during the winter.
In Minnesota and Michigan, many of the turbines are no longer running because the oil in their mechanism froze up during the winter and the repairs are costly. Also, they are not very efficient, much less than coal or nuclear.
I hope that these issues are being discussed when deciding whether or not to bring them into New Hampshire. I’m sure that the technology is constantly improving.
I will also say that I have seen many of these farms all over the country, and in no way do they detract from the scenic beauty of the area they occupy. I find them quite awe-inspiring.