Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years

This article discusses the limited longevity of older turbines, statistics are showing that the newer larger turbines have an even shorter average lifespan between 7 and 15 years. Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years November 21, 2018 |  Isaac Orr in | American Experiment An industrial wind facility … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years

Wind-turbine gearboxes chance of one or more of the 20 to 25 bearings failing within seven years is 37%.

This is a 'wind-friendly' article. The calculations about failure support what we've researched about turbine durability- "... nearly all gearboxes in a wind farm are likely to fail within 20 years. This may seem shocking, but it is a reality in the field. Many wind operators will attest that most gearboxes have been changed or … Continue reading Wind-turbine gearboxes chance of one or more of the 20 to 25 bearings failing within seven years is 37%.

Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?

Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes? Ice jams and bird and bat deaths will determine the answer August 14, 2018 | Daniel McGraw | scientificamerican.com  Aside from a small pilot program along the coast of Finland, offshore wind turbines have not been placed in waters that freeze during winter. Moving ice can act … Continue reading Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?

Disposal Of Wind Turbines A Major Environmental Concern

DISPOSAL OF WIND TURBINES PROVING TO BE A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN 07/15/2018  Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Thousands of aging wind turbines will eventually need to be decommissioned, but the disposal of this “green” technology could prove to be a dirty job for environmental regulators. Besides a host of problems that occur during a wind turbine’s … Continue reading Disposal Of Wind Turbines A Major Environmental Concern

Broken wind turbine dismantled, Great Falls College, Montana

A wind turbine is being torn down after only seven years because it is not operational and too expensive to fix. Great Falls College's broken wind turbine dismantled after 7 years.   Great Falls College, Montana, For the Tribune | July 12, 2018 Great Falls College MSU is removing the wind turbine from its campus. Deconstruction … Continue reading Broken wind turbine dismantled, Great Falls College, Montana