COUNCIL officials have admitted: “We can’t get our wind turbine repaired”.
More than FOUR MONTHS after one of the two turbines on top of Civic Centre 3 broke down, it is still out of action.
And a Kirklees Council spokesman said there was still no date for a repair.
The two turbines on top of the building alongside the ring road have become a familiar sight since they were put up four years ago.
But in the middle of March, one of the two 6kw turbines had stopped working and Kirklees Council confirmed it was broken.
The council confirmed the electrical generator was faulty and officials were investigating repair costs.
Today, a council spokesman said: “No date has been set for the repair of the faulty turbine.”
The Examiner revealed last summer that the pair of 27ft-tall turbines on top of the Civic Centre cost far more to run than the amount of money they save the council.
The two turbines only generated enough energy to cover a third of their upkeep in 2008.
The two turbines brought £2,078 into Kirklees Council coffers, but cost £6,431 to maintain and repair.
They cost the council £101,000 to buy and install.