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.
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%.
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!