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.

Higher Breakdown Risks and Maintenance Required for Newer Larger Wind Turbines.

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.

Ice-Tossing Turbines: Myth or Hazard?

They produce clean energy, sure, but they can also hurl a mean snowball. DECEMBER 9, 2008 | KATE GALBRAITH | New York Times How do wind turbines fare in winter weather? Not so well, according to one little town in England. The Wisbech Standard reports a harrowing tale in which “lumps of ice three or … Continue reading Ice-Tossing Turbines: Myth or Hazard?

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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

Duke Energy Pleads Guilty Over Eagle Deaths At Wind Farms (2013)

November 23, 2013 | Eyder Peralta | The Two-Way,  NPR In a settlement reached with the Department of Justice, Duke Energy Renewables pleaded guilty in the deaths of 14 golden eagles and 149 other migratory birds at two of its wind energy facilities in Wyoming. "We deeply regret the impacts to golden eagles at two of our … Continue reading Duke Energy Pleads Guilty Over Eagle Deaths At Wind Farms (2013)

Dangers: Wind turbine spinning out of control.

Wind turbine spinning out of control in Mitchell County, family of 5 forced out of home August 29th 2018 | Jamie Burch  | ktxs.com LORAINE, Texas — A Mitchell County family of five is temporarily out of a home because of an out of control wind turbine. Christopher Madrid said he woke up about 2 a.m. Sunday … Continue reading Dangers: Wind turbine spinning out of control.

FIRE SAFETY IN WIND TURBINES

Possible ignition sources include lightning strikes, overheating, surface ignition, and electrical failure. Combustible materials inside a wind turbine include the composite materials of the blades, the interior surfaces and linings of a nacelle, and the main shaft of the turbine itself. Furthermore, there are flammable liquids in various parts of the nacelle, including the gear box, hydraulic system, oil pumps, mechanical brake, and generator.

Indiana Air National Guard Studies Wind Farm

August 17, 2018 | Fort Wayne Business Weekly Fort Wayne Business Weekly exposes the problem with the RES project in Cass County - exactly what retired military personnel told Fulton County Commissioners in October 2017 about the Harvest Wind project! It will ruin the military operations area low level flight training over Cass, Pulaski and … Continue reading Indiana Air National Guard Studies Wind Farm

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.