What are some negative effects of energy producing wind mills or solar panels?
Asked By: Keef - 4/25/2008
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The biggest problems are that the most well suited places to put them are not usually where the need for the power is greatest... More
Answered By: karen star - 4/25/2008
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Answered By: RedFred - 4/25/2008
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Answered By: GRACIE G - 4/25/2008
It's one of those things that seems to good to be true. But the only bad thing about them is when they stop working. Like when theres no sunlight or wind.
Answered By: nathan654321 - 4/25/2008
Wind turbines suffer from the NIMBY effect (Not In My Back Yard) Most people love the idea, few want them to be next to THEIR property. Until we get more comfortable with this idea they will face resistance from the 'neighbors' and relegate them to rural, distant, areas that may not be the best suited for the purpose... More
Answered By: Chienfou - 4/25/2008
Like said above. Cost. Windmills can't be put just anywhere due to local building codes and the availability of Wind. Some consider them to be unsightly. Solar panels are not highly efficient yet but there's new technology that will be on the market soon that will make them more efficient than current solar panels.
Answered By: Pettyfan - 4/25/2008
The biggest drawback to wind turbines is reliability. Because the wind is variable, it is necessary to have spinning reserves from other power stations ready to take up the load at a moment's notice when the wind dies down, so fuel is being burned without producing any power.
Answered By: jleblanc42 - 4/25/2008
Loss of huge amounts of land required to make a decent amount of electricity. Huge costs. Wind mills kill lots of birds.
Answered By: emiller1998 - 4/25/2008
In Texas the wind is a poor power supply . At night when u need the lights the wind stops.
Answered By: JOHNNIE B - 4/25/2008
The biggest negative effect of today's silicon based photo-voltaic solar panels is they take enormous amounts of energy to manufacture (more than they will ever produce) hence actually increase your fossil fuel consumption.
Answered By: Geoffrey D - 4/28/2008
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