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
Turbines and Lightning Dangers
Upward-moving lightning, Created by tall structures. The theory is that as turbinesmove through they build up a charge that then causes upward moving lightning, often in clusters.
Skyscrapers, Towers, And Wind Turbines May Be Causing Thunder Snow
There is a credible amount of peer reviewed research linking buildings and large towers to cloud-to-ground lightning in snowstorms. Shocking, right? Since cloud-to-ground lightning is what is most dangerous to us (though accounts for a minority of lightning compared to intracloud and cloud-to-cloud), it is worth a further look. Christopher Schultz, a research meteorologist at … Continue reading Skyscrapers, Towers, And Wind Turbines May Be Causing Thunder Snow
Irony Alert: Weather Destroys Weather Dependent Power Source – Lightning Incinerating Wind Turbines — STOP THESE THINGS
The wind industry and those that promote it look more ridiculous, by the day. An entirely weather dependent power source, abandoned a couple of centuries back for pretty obvious reasons, exhibits all the resilience of a snowflake in summer. The irony that some ordinary old meteorological phenomenon (wind, rain and lightning) can easily knock wind […] … Continue reading Irony Alert: Weather Destroys Weather Dependent Power Source – Lightning Incinerating Wind Turbines — STOP THESE THINGS