What ever happened to the Perkins High School windmills?
We had Perkins schools superintendent Jim Gunner on Between the Lines, our local public affairs program, last week and asked him about the windmills. You can watch the program HERE. Gunner answers the question about the windmills around minute 10 if you want to skip ahead. He said the district and the company that put up the windmills decided the turbines could not be safely maintained at the high school property. They suffered two failures that could have been a risk to public safety. Gunner said the windmills were dismantled about nine months ago and they will not be re-installed. The district is working to modify it's contract for a full refund for the cost of the turbines. Gunner called the turbines a good idea, but perhaps ahead of their time.