Map from Michigan Wind Farm Accident Map Compiled by thumbwind.com from public data and news sources. Contains incidents, accidents and failures in industrial wind farms within the State of Michigan. Information responsibility of Caithness Windfarm Information Forum and source acknowledged at http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk CAITHNESS WINDFARM INFORMATION FORUM
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.
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
P Gosselin on 22. June 2018 As Germany’s nearly 30,000-strong fleet of wind turbines approach 20 or more years in age, the list of catastrophic collapses is growing more rapidly. The turbines are now being viewed by technical experts as “ticking time bombs.” According to a commentary by Daniel Wetzel of online German Daily ‘Die Welt’, the aging rickety … Continue reading Germany’s Wind Farms Are Ticking Time Bombs, A ‘Significant Danger’ To Environment!