Letter: Mechanical engineer with 15 years experience in wind energy, opposes installation of industrial wind power.

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.

Massachusetts, Yet Another “Rare” Turbine Fire Occurrence.

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.

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Zap! Unlucky Iowa wind turbine hit by storm, finished off by lightning

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

Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires

Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires OCT 17, 2017 |  IVAN PENN | Los Angeles Times Electrical power problems sparked the burning of 149,241 acres, according to data about 2015, the most recent year reported. (Oct. 17, 2017) The deadliest wildfires in state history have raised questions about whether … Continue reading Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires

Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.

Investigation underway into blaze devouring French River park, which started on Henvey Inlet First Nation Jul 24, 2018 | Dave Seglins  | CBC News Henvey Inlet construction site where workers say the fire began after a machine got stuck in bone-dry bush. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building … Continue reading Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.

Making the case for wind-turbine fire detection and suppression systems

The wind energy sales pitch is that fires are rare, but fires can not be that rare if there are specific systems and discussions by the industry on the issue. If there can be brush fires, there can be forest fires. By Michelle Froese | September 3, 2015 Electrical fires in wind turbines can result … Continue reading Making the case for wind-turbine fire detection and suppression systems

Windmill suffers fire damage at Locust Ridge Wind Farm

Windmill suffers fire damage at Locust Ridge Wind Farm Posted: May 22, 2018 06:32 PM EDT It looks like fireworks, but it's a fire that damaged a windmill at the Locust Ridge Wind Farm in Schuylkill County. It broke out Monday night in the center of the windmill's three 133-foot blades at the farm near Mahanoy City. … Continue reading Windmill suffers fire damage at Locust Ridge Wind Farm

Wyoming – Cowboy Fire sparked by wind turbine burning on 1,592 acres |

Cowboy Fire sparked by wind turbine burning on 1,592 acres near Evanston SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, BY MARK GREEN, A wind turbine that caught fire and sparked a wild fire northeast of Evanston, Wyoming. Image courtesy Uinta County Fire and Ambulance EVANSTON, Wyo. — The Cowboy Fire is burning on an estimated 1,592 acres northeast of Evanston, … Continue reading Wyoming – Cowboy Fire sparked by wind turbine burning on 1,592 acres |