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
This is a 'wind-friendly' article. The calculations about failure support what we've researched about turbine durability- "... nearly all gearboxes in a wind farm are likely to fail within 20 years. This may seem shocking, but it is a reality in the field. Many wind operators will attest that most gearboxes have been changed or … Continue reading Wind-turbine gearboxes chance of one or more of the 20 to 25 bearings failing within seven years is 37%.
DISPOSAL OF WIND TURBINES PROVING TO BE A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN 07/15/2018 Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Thousands of aging wind turbines will eventually need to be decommissioned, but the disposal of this “green” technology could prove to be a dirty job for environmental regulators. Besides a host of problems that occur during a wind turbine’s … Continue reading Disposal Of Wind Turbines A Major Environmental Concern
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!
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
Wind turbine blades have to be light and strong, which makes them very difficult to recycle 2/23/18, | Kalina Oroschakoff | POLITICO [EXCERPT] Read Full Article One source of clean energy is turning into a dirty problem for Europe. The Continent's first wind farms, built three decades ago, now host many towers that are too old, too small … Continue reading Small old wind towers make for big new problems.