Wind Energy production as fickle as – The wind.

How much energy do wind turbines produce? Every wind turbine has a range of wind speeds, typically around 30 to 55 mph, in which it will produce at its rated, or maximum, capacity. At slower wind speeds, the production falls off dramatically. If the wind speed decreases by half, power production decreases by a factor … Continue reading Wind Energy production as fickle as – The wind.

Sales Pitch: Industrial Turbines are Quiet – FALSE

We have not posted as much on turbine noise, as it will have an effect primarily on the wildlife, and anyone in the the area, hiking, or hunting. Listen here: The sales pitch newer industrial turbines are only as loud as a refrigerator. What they do not add is that it sounds like a refrigerator … Continue reading Sales Pitch: Industrial Turbines are Quiet – FALSE

 Ice buildup detection prevents the turbine from operating until the ice sheds.

If they shut down when there is ice build up, how efficient will they be in The Huron Mountains, during one of our winters? OHIO: RES has indicated in the past that the turbines planned for Cass and Miami counties will be equipped with technology that will perceive ice buildup and prevent the turbine from operating until … Continue reading  Ice buildup detection prevents the turbine from operating until the ice sheds.

The Best Places to Put Wind Turbines to Produce Electricity

The Best Places to Put Wind Turbines to Produce Electricity   April 23, 2018 |  Laurie Brenner | Sciencing Wind farms don’t work in crowded residential areas where the noise pollution bothers humans. They also don't work where birds frequent because the turbines can kill these flying animals when they unknowingly fly into them. Wind … Continue reading The Best Places to Put Wind Turbines to Produce Electricity

Ohio wind turbine damaged in storm

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

Manufacturers of the turbines provide only a two-year warranty

The wind industry sales pitch is that the useful life of wind turbines is supposed to be 20 years.  However, the turbines have been plagued by numerous problems and this 20-year life is rather a utopia than anything else. Gearboxes and bearings in wind turbines, more than those in any other application, tend to fail … Continue reading Manufacturers of the turbines provide only a two-year warranty