Three words: Math, math, and math.
If you don't have the advanced math skills, your use to a scientific research effort will be limited.
"You tread heavily, but you speak the truth."
Exactly. The post is crap.
Exactly. I don't think there's a single wind-power installation anywhere in the world that is anywhere close to truly self-supporting. They are a great idea but just don't cut it commercially.
Even the Danes - major investors in (and sellers of) the technology haven't been able to make it pay - except by exporting the technology to other countries. That's why they've tried hushing the economic reports about their w-farms; they don't want to scare away customers with the facts.
That's a pity: I always liked the idea of windfarms.