Broken Blade Wind turbine in Garden, Michigan on May 22, 2019
Wind turbine blade explodes on Wild Turkey Road near Pontypool April 20, 20190| Pamela Vanmeer | Kawartha 411 KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO - Neighbours of the Sumac Ridge Wind farm on Wild Turkey Road say they heard a grinding sound followed by a loud explosion this morning. When they looked out they saw one of the … Continue reading Wind turbine blade explodes: Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
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.
Danish Article: Ild i vindmølle og ejendom i Sørvad, by Frederikke Dammark, 1. jan 2019 Foto: Vagn Gejl Donskov January 2nd, 2019 | Jesper Berggreen | cleantechnica.com Since New Years Eve, it’s been quite windy in Denmark, and of the +6000 wind turbines in the country one of them apparently had to succumb to the pressure … Continue reading Vestas Turbine Catches Fire In Danish New Year Storm
Footage obtained by CBC shows previous fire at site and construction blasting that raised issues among experts Dec 05, 2018 | Dave Seglins | CBC News The Parry Sound 33 forest fire began at a massive wind farm construction site on the northeastern shore of Georgian Bay on July 18. The blaze burned out of control until late … Continue reading At least 3 construction-related fires broke out at Ontario wind farm weeks before massive wildfire
ONYX InSight hosted its Third Annual Wind Turbine Technical Symposium in Golden Colorado, September 2018. 10th October 2018 | ONYX InSight US Wind Turbine Technical Symposium, InSight Analytics Limited Wind Turbine Fires: Findings from the 2018 US Wind Technical Symposium This year’s ONYX InSight US Wind Turbine Technical Symposium was a great success. The focus … Continue reading Wind Turbine Fires: Findings from the 2018 US Wind Technical Symposium
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
The fires in wind turbines not only lead to a loss of business continuity and a negative impact on the company’s reputation but also, most importantly, are a critical safety issue. Possibly harmful debris can be drifted by the wind in the event if a fire and there is also a significant risk to human lives. When turbines are under erection, commissioning maintenance and repair, escape routes for operators are often long and vertical. Three out of six incidents involve a human presence in the nacelle; hence, a fire becomes a safety concern
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.