An Idaho solar project cost $4.3 million to build and is creating enough electricity to run one microwave.
Andrew Follett at The Daily Caller reported:
An expensive solar road project in Idaho can’t even power a microwave most days, according to the project’s energy data.
The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day.
On March 29th, the solar road panels generated 0.26 kWh, or less electricity than a single plasma television consumes. On March 31st, the panels generated 1.06 kWh, enough to barely power a single microwave. The panels have been under-performing their expectations due to design flaws, but even if they had worked perfectly they’d have only powered a single water fountain and the lights in a nearby restroom.
Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways has been in development for 6.5 years and received a total of $4.3 million in funding to generate 90 cents worth of electricity.
Here in Massachusetts they have these too (there’s one in Plymouth), expensive and same problems. All the state agencies buying and building them are all massively in debt, that doesn’t stop them. The idiots that live in this state never seem to connect voting for spenders and getting back higher and higher tax bills.