Broken Blade Wind turbine in Garden, Michigan on May 22, 2019
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
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.
An investigation has been launched by leading turbine manufacturer Vestas after a recent turbine failure in Thailand. November 1, 2018 | mintselection.com Vestas has confirmed that a nacelle detached itself from the main tower and collapsed to the ground with the blades at the Wind Energy Holding’s 60 turbine wind site in the Nakhon Ratchasima … Continue reading Vestas Investigate wind turbine incident in Thailand
Letter: Engineer opposes wind turbines Nov 12, 2018 | Barry K. Miller, Hinsdale| oleantimesherald.com As a mechanical engineer with 15 years experience in wind energy, I oppose installation of industrial wind power in Western New York, specifically the Farmersville proposed Invenergy wind farm. Wind turbines exert large disturbances into the fluid conditions of the air, … Continue reading Letter: Mechanical engineer with 15 years experience in wind energy, opposes installation of industrial wind power.
Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has launched an investigation into the failure of a wind turbine in Thailand. October 30, 2018 | reNews - Renewable Energy News Vestas said a nacelle detached from the tower and fell to the ground together with the blades at one of the company’s V136, 3MW machines at Wind Energy Holding’s … Continue reading Thai Wind Turbine – Nacelle and Blades falling off leads to probe.
Newer windfarms require more than double the amount of maintenance than older ones, according to an independent inspection firm. September 26, 2018 | David McPhee | Energy Voice Windfarms under five years of age require on average seven repairs per turbine in contrast to those older than that period only needing 2.2 repairs. A report … Continue reading Higher Breakdown Risks and Maintenance Required for Newer Larger Wind Turbines.
Wind turbine spinning out of control in Mitchell County, family of 5 forced out of home August 29th 2018 | Jamie Burch | ktxs.com LORAINE, Texas — A Mitchell County family of five is temporarily out of a home because of an out of control wind turbine. Christopher Madrid said he woke up about 2 a.m. Sunday … Continue reading Dangers: Wind turbine spinning out of control.
How long do turbines last? These in New York were built between 2013 and 2015. The sales pitch is that The lifespan of a windmill typically spans 20 to 25 years, but these turbines began to break down in less than three. NEW YORK SPENT $5 MILLION ON WIND TURBINES THAT DON’T EVEN … Continue reading Sales Pitch: Turbines last 20 years – Reality only 3?
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