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.
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 –
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
Footage obtained by CBC shows previous fire at site and construction blasting that raised issues among experts Dec 05, 2018 | Dave Seglins | CBC News The Parry Sound 33 forest fire began at a massive wind farm construction site on the northeastern shore of Georgian Bay on July 18. The blaze burned out of control until late … Continue reading At least 3 construction-related fires broke out at Ontario wind farm weeks before massive wildfire
ONYX InSight hosted its Third Annual Wind Turbine Technical Symposium in Golden Colorado, September 2018. 10th October 2018 | ONYX InSight US Wind Turbine Technical Symposium, InSight Analytics Limited Wind Turbine Fires: Findings from the 2018 US Wind Technical Symposium This year’s ONYX InSight US Wind Turbine Technical Symposium was a great success. The focus … Continue reading Wind Turbine Fires: Findings from the 2018 US Wind Technical Symposium
The fires in wind turbines not only lead to a loss of business continuity and a negative impact on the company’s reputation but also, most importantly, are a critical safety issue. Possibly harmful debris can be drifted by the wind in the event if a fire and there is also a significant risk to human lives. When turbines are under erection, commissioning maintenance and repair, escape routes for operators are often long and vertical. Three out of six incidents involve a human presence in the nacelle; hence, a fire becomes a safety concern
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.
Turbine lasted only six years before electrical fire. Built by D&C Construction in 2012, with a supposed life of 20 years, Turbine fire quickly extinguished Oct 18, 2018 | Dustin Luca | The Salem News IPSWICH — A wind turbine by the transfer station burned for more than an hour before the fire department was called … Continue reading Massachusetts, Yet Another “Rare” Turbine Fire Occurrence.
Zap! Unlucky wind turbine hit by storm, finished off by lightning Sept. 3, 2018 | Mike Kilen | Des Moines Register Don Henderson drives around taking photographs of Iowa, but this was a first, what he called "a very unlucky windmill" smoldering in the distance on Sunday. He said a wind turbine four miles south of Zearing … Continue reading Zap! Unlucky Iowa wind turbine hit by storm, finished off by lightning
Possible ignition sources include lightning strikes, overheating, surface ignition, and electrical failure. Combustible materials inside a wind turbine include the composite materials of the blades, the interior surfaces and linings of a nacelle, and the main shaft of the turbine itself. Furthermore, there are flammable liquids in various parts of the nacelle, including the gear box, hydraulic system, oil pumps, mechanical brake, and generator.