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Canada: Welcome to Green maths Wonderland…

October 26, 2013

Where 91% failure = ‘marginal success’.

A wind turbine pilot project at a GO station in Mississauga, built for $620,000, is producing 91 per cent less electricity than originally projected.

The turbine, unveiled at Lisgar GO station in April 2009, was expected to produce 98,550 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year — enough to power 80 per cent of the station’s electricity needs.

More than four years later, it is only producing around 9,000 kWh per year, or about 9 per cent of projections.

That’s enough electricity to power a single typical household in Toronto for nine months.

Metrolinx blamed “inconsistent localized wind levels” and new development in the area for the turbine’s underperformance. A spokeswoman still called it a “marginal success.”

Toronto Star

Along the lines of Hitler’s ‘marginal victory’ in World War II.

Update: And in breaking news from the US, the City of Ellensburg learns something

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