5-28 An investor is to install a total of 40 identical wind turbines in a location with an average windspeed of 7.2 m/s. The blade diameter of each turbine is

18 m and the average overall wind turbine efficiency is 33 percent. The turbines are expected to operate under these average conditions 6000 h per year and the electricity is to be sold to local utility at a price of $0.075/kWh. If the total cost of this installation is $1,200,000, determine how long it will take for these turbines to pay for themselves.Take the density of air to be 1.18 kg/m'.

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