Mariah Power Turbine shut down indefinitely

Mariah Power Turbine shut down indefinitely

I saw a Mariah Power Turbine in St. Louis a few months ago. We stopped by after working a project nearby and bumped into some people working at the private school where it is installed. Apparently the turbine shakes and gyrates so badly it scares everyone around and since it’s at a school there’s kids walking literally within feet of it they have been forced to wrap a chunk of romex (see picture) wire and ratchet straps around the rotor to prevent it from turning.

I hadn’t even heard of them until this. The sign in front of the turbine says “Why does the turbine wobble? And I’m not making this up. “The Willow is Stronger then the Oak because it bends in the wind”. The sign also says its bird and butterfly friendly. Apparently it’s not kindergartner friendly so they had to shut it down. The picture does not do the horror of the install justice.

Note the glass green house (wouldn’t that be a train wreck if that turbine came apart?) and 4 story building shadowing the vertical turbine.