bigGdelta said:As an aside do yall remember the dustup where the rich people living on (the name of the island escapes me it was the one from the show Wings) had a problem with a wind farm12 miles out to sea because it would mess up their view? we should build wind farms everywhere on the planet the winds make such feasible and build tide and solaras well. and what is keeping us from building a solar sat at L5? so it costs 100 billion the power is free and it will pay for itself in 20 or 30 years
There's a ridge in Southwestern Minnesota which is said to be capable of generating enough power for the entire twin cities area, and in some parts of Texas wind turbines are being interspersed with oil derricks, so the oilmen in that area are not fighting the idea of wind power.
I suspect tidal could cause some potential problems for sea life.