LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Students show folly of windmills


My appreciation to the Sager Middle School students for pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. According to "Solar panels spark bright questions" (U-B May 10), Sager's windmill generates, on average, two percent of its capacity. This is about the same as the area's commercial windmills, and is, of course, far less than the 11 percent necessary to be self-sustaining.

Also according to the same article, Sager's new solar panel is expected to generate 17 percent of its capacity, a pathetic reminder that student questions are the only thing bright about Sager's renewable energy program.

Jim Thorn



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