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.
This article discusses the limited longevity of older turbines, statistics are showing that the newer larger turbines have an even shorter average lifespan between 7 and 15 years. Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years November 21, 2018 | Isaac Orr in | American Experiment An industrial wind facility … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years
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
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.
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
April 2018 Wind and or lightning Tuesday night into Wednesday damaged a wind turbine on the Hog Creek Wind Farm near Dola. A blade on a turbine was partially broke sometime during the storm. Lightning accompanied a storm that rolled through the area Tuesday night and was followed by wind gusts close to 50 miles … Continue reading Ohio wind turbine damaged in storm
Why wind turbine fires happen and what can be done to reduce the risk. November, 21 2015 | Robin Whitlock | Interesting Engineering According to an article published by Fire Safety Science, the peer-reviewed publication of the International Association of Fire Safety Science, one of the major challenges faced by the global wind energy industry is the tendency … Continue reading Windmill Aflame: Why Wind Turbine Fires Happen, How Often and What Can Be Done About it