PRINCE Charles’ star-studded climate-change crusade was under a cloud last night as a row raged over his favourite solar power station.
Official figures have revealed the £4million project at Woking, Surrey, produced only enough electricity in one year to power a single 100-watt lightbulb for just 59 days.
That’s an electrifying cost of £72,000 per day—funded by taxpayers and energy trusts.
Even Green campaigners are calling for the plug to be pulled on the Woking solar structure—a huge glass-panelled canopy at the town’s railway station.
And why has the project been such an expensive failure...?
Woking Borough Council, which backed the project, defended the cost yesterday.
Asset manager Diane Spencer said: “The council is confident the canopy will reach and hopefully exceed anticipated output in coming years.”
Um... Is that a hope based on any, y'know, scientific projections? Or are you just trying to save your skin? Let me guess...
The council said “inclement weather” had been one factor in the poor performance.
What, really? You mean that trying to build solar power installations in one of the most northern, rainiest countries in the world is a bit fucking stupid? Well, ain't that a fucking surprise...?
Look, power sources that rely on the weather are inherently unreliable, because the weather is inherently unreliable: when are these fucking morons going to learn?