Green energy manenos


And the occasional jetliner
I am sure you are tired of seeing these wind turbines but I just couldn’t help it.
The city skyline is quite interesting from this far

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

68 thoughts on “Green energy manenos

  1. Like the great US president, Donald J Trump once said, “Dem der turbines is BAD cause dey kills da byrds! Dey should be taken down! Damn wibberal panzies ‘n der green energy crap! Deyz ruinin’ everyting!”

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  2. renudepride says:

    Well, if the former American idiotic-dictator hated them, then I automatically adore them all! A terrific way to improve our environment and allow fools to be even more foolish! ๐Ÿ™‚ Naked hugs!

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  3. jeannejam40 says:

    Sadly these are large false ideas of propaganda! There is so much pollution in the manufacture of these items that they can NEVER make up for that amount of pollution they spew. Then even after they are installed they are extremely fragile and the cost of upkeep is astronomical and finally they, like nuclear power rods, are nearly impossible to dispose of. You have all been conned! Wind and solar have potential but in the present forms they are NOT what they are, what you think.they are. Please research what they actually are!

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    • Tish Farrell says:

      Yes, Jeanne. The narrative rarely includes practicalities, that ‘green energy’ presently still relies on carbon energy and/or vastly mined resources to create the means to make it; or how these turbines and whatnot are disposed of once they wear out. I have a relative working in producing fusion energy – cutting edge science, but a long way off from replacing current energy sources. Said relative also pointed out that the sails on most turbines are highly inefficient; parabolic blades would be an improvement. But then I wonder what they would be made of!!!

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      • makagutu says:

        Carbon fiber maybe. I last saw China are developing a 100m tall turbine that should produce I think 5MW each. I should check what the turbines were to be made of

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        • Tish Farrell says:

          But still carbon-based technology. On the other hand the earth does need CO2 to keep the plants and us alive. In fact plants thrive the more they have, as is well known by greenhouse plant and veg producers.

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    • makagutu says:

      Hopefully these concerns will be addressed to improve output, increase access and reduce other effects on the environment

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  4. Tish Farrell says:

    These are great photos, Mak, despite reservations re turbine efficiency or long term utility or ‘greenness’. Though that said I do like the idea of personal turbines that some Kenyans have invented/installed on their shambas to power their homes and farming activities. Nothing like being self-sufficient in domestic power. Are these turbines in the Ngong Hills?

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  5. Nan says:

    Funny how the negatives always seem to pop up in most every discussion related to preserving the environment.

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  6. Barry says:

    Wind turbines are visible from our home and on a clear day I can count at least 100 of the 180 or so on the skyline. Sure, there’s no form of power generation that has absolutely no effect on the environment, but it’s a question of how much harm. It seems to me that no matter how you measure harm, burning fossil fuels is the most harmful.

    I buy electricity from a supplier that generates 100% of its power from renewable resources (hydro, wind and geothermal), and our home has enough solar panels to provide at least 60% of our annual electricity needs, probably more as they were installed in May so they’ve been in use only over the winter/spring so far. In October they produced 90% of the electricity we consumed. Hopefully over summer we’ll be net exporters electricity.

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    • makagutu says:

      Do you have storage batteries for the solar and how long are they supposed to last?

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      • Barry says:

        We don’t have storage batteries although the system is set up to use them if installed. At present the return on investment is longer than the life of the batteries so it doesn’t make sense to install them. However if the price comes down or batteries with a longer life become available then we will probably install them.

        Perhaps when electric vehicles become more common, one option might be to install a bank of refurbished car batteries at a relatively low price. There’s one company doing this that I’m aware of but it’s a little too early to know the life expectancy of those batteries. They’d need to last at least 5 years to be worthwhile.

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  7. Ron says:

    I’m certain most Texans were thanking God Almighty for all that reliable wind power heating their homes during the cold spell back in February of this year. Absent that, they would have frozen to death.

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  8. john zande says:

    I think they’re gorgeous!

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