Fire destroys top of wind turbine near Godrich.379342013-04-02T16:43:22Z2013-04-02T16:43:22ZDan Morgan âsaw an orange fireball a couple of miles from the front yard, so I thought I better investigate this,â before driving over to get a closer look.
The Goderich Fire Department was called to the scene, but with the blaze 100 metres in the air, there was little that could be done. Concerns Grand Bend wind turbines could affect weather radar.374782013-02-21T16:43:21Z2013-02-21T16:43:21ZNorthland wants to put 48 turbines north of Grand Bend, but the report found "All rotors of the wind turbines will be fully visible from the radar platform, causing significant Doppler data contamination during certain wind conditions."
The radar station provides southern Ontario with most of its weather information.Turbine fight continues; Wellandport couple demands data from manufacturer.373502013-02-11T22:29:14Z2013-02-11T22:29:14ZThe couple has been collecting data on turbine safety for several months. Among the items they have received are a letter from an insurance broker on behalf of Western General Insurance, to a homeowner near Sarnia. The letter advises the homeowner that his insurance would be cancelled once a wind turbine was erected on the property.Wind turbines stall at 2 federal prisons.372612013-02-04T15:46:55Z2013-02-04T15:46:55ZA $2.5-million wind turbine at the Dorchester Penitentiary has stopped working and the Correctional Service of Canada cannot estimate when it will be generating electricity again. ...The Correctional Service of Canada has faced similar problems with its second wind turbine at a medium-security facility in Drumheller, Alta.Bear Mountain wind turbine blades getting replaced .357542012-08-10T08:21:31Z2012-08-10T08:21:31ZJust three years after they were installed, the wind turbines at Bear Mountain are getting an upgrade. Starting this summer, AltaGas will be replacing the blades on the 34 wind turbines at the Bear Mountain Wind Park. Turbines too close says airport board.356892012-08-03T18:33:09Z2012-08-03T18:33:09ZCharlie Tatham says it's inevitable that aircraft flying into Collingwood Regional Airport will collide with a wind turbine.
"You think a grade school kid would understand, you wouldn't put 50-storey buildings beside the bloody airport. It's so stupid," said the chair of the Collingwood Regional Airport Services Board. "They are going to smack into those turbines."Rankin Inlet wind turbine loses its blades; Debris litters ground around tower.352702012-06-20T13:01:46Z2012-06-20T13:01:46ZOne of the broken blades remains attached to the tower. Debris from the blades is on the ground around the turbine.
Officials with Qulliq Energy Corporation aren't sure what caused the damage, or if it will be repaired.Ice plagues northern wind farm; Only 11 of 33 turbines operating.340612012-01-12T22:21:26Z2012-01-12T22:21:26ZWorkers are currently trying to find a way to melt some of the ice. They will use helicopters to spray the blades with hot water in an attempt to break up some of the ice, she said.
Last year, all 33 of the turbines had to be shut-down for over a month.
Pilot puts wind energy company on notice.338892011-12-23T12:53:13Z2011-12-23T12:53:13ZIn a letter to WPD Canada, and obtained by the Enterprise-Bulletin, Stayner Aerodrome owner Kevin Elwood said the company would be "held personally liable for any aeronautical loss, damage or injury" that could occur should WPD go ahead with its plans to erect turbines in the area around County Road 91.
WPD is already under fire from the Collingwood Regional Airport Board.Wind company's letter blows cold for airport board.338632011-12-17T16:22:53Z2011-12-17T16:22:53ZThe airport board has been raising the alarm about turbine location for several months, since it became apparent that WPD - which has plans to erect several turbines in Clearview Township, west of Stayner - had sited one turbine within two kilometres of the airport.
The turbine poles are about 500 feet tall.
Worker injured at solar farm.334352011-10-28T11:45:31Z2011-10-28T11:45:31ZThe worker was taken to hospital and the ministry sent in an inspector who "issued a stop work order to hold the scene pending further investigation," Lin said. ...First Solar Inc. is building two 20-megawatt solar farms in St. Clair Township, including the Moore Solar Farm north of Rokeby Line and west of Highway 40.
Wind turbine plans clash with airport ambitions.324342011-07-11T03:03:12Z2011-07-11T03:03:12Z"What would possess them to stick them within a couple of kilometres of a busy airport runway?"
"It's embarrassing in some respects to have to explain why it's dumb to put 500-foot towers close to a busy airport. It's just dumb. "
Wind developer vows to ease military's worries .324192011-07-09T17:26:35Z2011-07-09T17:26:35ZThe military voiced its concerns to Sprott during the environmental approval process last year, the company president said. Base officials raised their objections again this week during public meetings into new wind turbine rules proposed by Annapolis County.
Airport board ready to fight wind turbine locations.324182011-07-09T17:22:53Z2011-07-09T17:22:53ZAirport board chairman Charlie Tatham says the board had been under the impression the turbines were sited south of Hwy. 91, and was surprised to find at least one turbine proposed for a location within two kilometres of the main runway.
The turbine poles are about 500 feet tall.
Military concerned about wind farm proposal.323942011-07-07T08:37:15Z2011-07-07T08:37:15ZThe conflict between wind towers and radar installations is a national and international concern, but this is the first time the issue has been raised in Nova Scotia.
The military believes wind towers can't coexist with the radar coverage needed for aircraft operations in and out of CFB Greenwood.