|a random wind turbine|
An auto dealership has put up a wind turbine and it's really kind of neat!
This kind of thing really appeals to my frugal side (free energy!), although I wonder how long it will take for the business to recoup their investment ($400k, net of the $200k grant they received.)
I also wonder if non-sailors -- "normal people" -- are just as jazzed over the sight of this wind turbine as I am. Seeing what the Byers Mazda Subaru wind turbine is doing is like Christmas morning, twice each day! And yes, of course I think about what the point of sail is for my car and the proper rig tuning and sail trim for the conditions. I can't wait to see what it looks like with lots of wind!... and when there is a wind shift!
I have an idea. I think businesses that own wind turbines should put up courtesy "wind speed and direction" signs, just like banks have "time and temperature" signs. Wouldn't that be so cool?