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    I am not certain, but I'm not sure Makani's projections included a tax credit; my understanding is that they generated those numbers for an international market, and would not have included US tax advantages.

    Like I said, not sure. Do you have better info?

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      ... the US will pass EU countries with feed-in tariffs in place vs the US on-again, off-again PTC, given the current massive advantage that those EU countries have in terms of roll-out versus the US? In what way does changing the underlying cost of the windpower shift the already demonstrated (not projected) advantage of EU countries with less rich wind resources than the US?

      You seem to be projecting based on ignoring what has happened to date.

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      by BruceMcF on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 04:40:45 PM PST

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      •  I didn't... (0+ / 0-)

        Makani's chief engineer gave the cost/KWH projections; I believe he was speaking of the cost of producing power with their hardware independent of the regulatory and tax issues. And let me tell you before Cass does, I am not educated regarding the tax issues.

        The big advantage of Makani's tech comes from capacity factor, which is usually double or more than that of surface windmills at the same location.

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