Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How about putting turbines on Baldy?

    We have two good areas to place small vertical scroll or squeal cage type turbines on Baldy. We always have some wind on Baldy and we have the electrical infrastructure in place on top of Baldy and Seattle Ridge. A set of them can be placed on Baldy west of Lift 10 to Lift 14 and Seattle Ridge east of lift 12 to the radio tower.
    These turbines are not harmful to wildlife like the big and noisy propeller turbines seen near Mountain Home. These are small and quiet turbines typically seen on top of buildings in big cities. These turbines could provide added power and reduced power cost for the Wood River Valley. It could be a big cost benefit for Sun Valley when it comes to powering the ski lifts, snowmaking and mountain operations. These turbines can produce more power in a small space and produce more days of power production compared to solar.  
Paul Sieger

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