Wind farm fire dispute reaches courts
"On March 1, 2011, the Kahuku wind farm went online," Xtreme added. "On April 22, 2011, one of the inverters caught fire, destroying one of the DPMs and damaging nearby equipment and fixtures. Additionally, as a result of the fire, soot containing metallic fragments spread throughout the building.
June 3, 2012
by Purna Nemani
in Courthouse New Service
Defective parts caused a devastating fire in a 2-month-old Hawaii wind farm that cost millions to repair, the energy company that ran the farm says in court.
Austin, Texas-based Xtreme Power Solutions says it won 2011 contract from First Wind O&M to build a wind farm in Kahuku on the North Shore of Oahu. Xtreme designs energy storage and power-management systems for utilities and commercial-end users.
To complete the job, Xtreme allegedly bought 10 specially designed inverters from Dynapower Corp. and installed them in 10 Dynamic Power Modules (DPMs), housed in a building that First Wind built.
Xtreme claims it later learned that... [continue via Web link]