Broken Blade Wind turbine in Garden, Michigan on May 22, 2019
Wind turbine blade explodes: Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
Wind turbine blade explodes on Wild Turkey Road near Pontypool April 20, 20190| Pamela Vanmeer | Kawartha 411 KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO - Neighbours of the Sumac Ridge Wind farm on Wild Turkey Road say they heard a grinding sound followed by a loud explosion this morning. When they looked out they saw one of the … Continue reading Wind turbine blade explodes: Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
Monday, April 1st 2019 – Wind Turbine on fire in Huron County.
Monday, April 1st 2019 | FOX66/NBC25 Newsroom | nbc25news.com OLIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich - The Huron County Sheriff says a wind turbine is on fire in Oliver Township on Elkton Road near Berne Road. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says firefighters are keeping people away from the turbine and are letting the fire burn itself out. The wind … Continue reading Monday, April 1st 2019 – Wind Turbine on fire in Huron County.
Michigan Wind Farm Accident Map
Map from Michigan Wind Farm Accident Map Compiled by thumbwind.com from public data and news sources. Contains incidents, accidents and failures in industrial wind farms within the State of Michigan. Information responsibility of Caithness Windfarm Information Forum and source acknowledged at http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk CAITHNESS WINDFARM INFORMATION FORUM
Wind Energy in Cold Climates
12-21-2017 | Natural Resources Canada The operation of wind turbines in a cold climate such as Canada’s involves additional challenges not present in warmer locations: Accumulation of ice on wind turbine blades resulting in reduced power output and increased rotor loads; Cold weather shutdown to prevent equipment failure; and Limited or reduced access for maintenance … Continue reading Wind Energy in Cold Climates
Bitter cold shows reliable energy sources are critical.
Coal, natural gas, nuclear power largely delivered. We should think twice about leaning too much on intermittent forms like wind, solar. FEBRUARY 4, 2019 | Isaac Orr | Excerpt: Read full article at startribune.com This week’s bitter cold had the potential to be deadly. But thanks to reliable forms of energy like coal, natural gas and … Continue reading Bitter cold shows reliable energy sources are critical.
Chicago Loses Wind Power During a Polar Vortex.
Turbines often idled during deep freezes to prevent damage Reduction in wind output boosts fuel burns as prices climb January 30, 2019 | Chris Martin | Bloomberg Read the Full article — With assistance by Brian K Sullivan, and Naureen S Malik "Wind generation on Wednesday afternoon was less than half its annual average in … Continue reading Chicago Loses Wind Power During a Polar Vortex.
Illinois Road blocked 1/4 mile away from broken turbine because of risk of falling debris.
Wind Turbine Blade break Champaign-Vermilion County Illinois January 8, 2019 | JMKRAFT | Illinois Leaks This is a GE 1.6 mW wind turbine located in Champaign County Illinois., in the InvEnergy Wind Farm. The turbine is near the Champaign County Line on the West Edge of Vermilion County, several hundred feet south of the intersection … Continue reading Illinois Road blocked 1/4 mile away from broken turbine because of risk of falling debris.
As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection –
January 5, 2019 | Ivan Penn | The New York Times Facing billions of dollars in damages, PG&E and other utilities want legislators to let them pass on the cost to homeowners through higher electricity rates. LOS ANGELES — As California’s deadliest wildfire was consuming the town of Paradise in November, some of the state’s … Continue reading As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection –
Vestas Turbine Catches Fire In Danish New Year Storm
Danish Article: Ild i vindmølle og ejendom i Sørvad, by Frederikke Dammark, 1. jan 2019 Foto: Vagn Gejl Donskov January 2nd, 2019 | Jesper Berggreen | cleantechnica.com Since New Years Eve, it’s been quite windy in Denmark, and of the +6000 wind turbines in the country one of them apparently had to succumb to the pressure … Continue reading Vestas Turbine Catches Fire In Danish New Year Storm