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
There seem to be some who just do not grasp how large these 500 foot turbines are. They are as tall as a 50 story building. Many that people have driven by in good wind areas are 200 to 300 feet tall. As the developers go to marginal wind areas they need taller turbines. More … Continue reading The size of 500 foot turbines is hard to grasp.
Study: Wind Power Increases Dependence on Fossil Fuels in EU; JUNE 25, 2018 | instituteforenergyresearch.org A study analyzing energy supply in the European Union shows that increasing the level of wind-generated electricity also increases the level of fossil fuel-generated electricity, the opposite outcome suggested by those who argue that renewable energy is necessary to “get … Continue reading Study: Wind Power Increases Dependence on Fossil Fuels in EU
Industrial wind turbines are a lot bigger than ones you might see in a schoolyard or behind someone’s house. As wind energy has expanded into less and less ideal wind areas they have gotten larger, and most being installed are ranging from 400 to as tall as 700 feet. RES has stated that they are installing … Continue reading How big is a wind turbine?
We have not posted as much on turbine noise, as it will have an effect primarily on the wildlife, and anyone in the the area, hiking, or hunting. Listen here: The sales pitch newer industrial turbines are only as loud as a refrigerator. What they do not add is that it sounds like a refrigerator … Continue reading Sales Pitch: Industrial Turbines are Quiet – FALSE
Retiring worn-out wind turbines could cost billions that nobody has | Energy Central | Source: Valley Morning Star HARLINGEN - This is a story about death and resurrection, and as with all such stories, faith plays its part. And here, as we confront the end days of a wind turbine, our story begins. Deregulating the field … Continue reading Retiring worn-out wind turbines could cost billions that nobody has
The wind industry sales pitch is that the useful life of wind turbines is supposed to be 20 years. However, the turbines have been plagued by numerous problems and this 20-year life is rather a utopia than anything else. Gearboxes and bearings in wind turbines, more than those in any other application, tend to fail … Continue reading Manufacturers of the turbines provide only a two-year warranty