It always seem to me that its logical for wind turbines because theyre good for the environment, need no workers, and are small. But i know there must be a reason for the other 2. whats the difference between them all? --- Pinocchio says his nose is about to grow. Think about it.
I use wind turbines exclusively for all the above reasons, on a $ to Watt basis I think they're more expensive then a powerplant but not enough to overshadow their benefits. --- It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Wind Turbines + No Pollution. + No Workers. + Decent amount of power if placed at high altitudes. - High Upkeep. - Depending on the altitude, you need to build a lot to sustain a large city.
Power Plant + Relatively cheap (Even better if you sign up with the US). + Employs women (I don't know about you, but I struggle to employ all women). - Heavy pollution. - If a worker dies/leaves/quits electricity may suddenly decrease.
Nuclear Power Plant + Produces a lot of power. + No pollution. - Must import Uranium (which is somewhat expensive). - Expensive to build (not so bad if you sign up with the US). - Must be placed on the coast. - Large building.
Has anyone calculated the cost of upkeep over power of windmills versus nuclear power plants? I would do it myself but the latest patch/latest NVIDIA update/something crashes my Tropico 4 game. --- Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. -Albert Einstein