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December 27, 2009
Paul Gipe

Worst Turbine Install in History?


Mike Nelson call this the worst turbine install in history. It certainly ranks right up there with some recent installations by Mariah, a Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine manufacturer.

Nelson, a long-time renewable energy authority with the Northwest Solar Center, says the installation is near a Weatherunderground station at the Fauntleroy Ferry landing in west Seattle, Washington.

The Savonious VAWT looks like a Helix wind turbine but it's impossible to tell for sure from just the photo.

You can be the judge whether this is the worst turbine install in history. Take a look at these.

How Not to Site Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (Mariah Windspire)


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