UD wind turbine struck by lightning; Unit shut down pending blade repair
Ohrel said it is not yet known exactly what repairs might be needed, when they would be completed or when the unit could be restarted. ...he did not know if the wind turbine is equipped with a system capable of suppressing damage caused by lightning strikes.
August 3, 2012
by Henry J. Evans Jr.
in Cape Gazette
Lewes - Lightning has damaged the University of Delaware's wind turbine in Lewes, prompting officials to shut it down.
The 250-foot wind turbine adjacent to the college's Hugh R. Sharp Campus was struck June 22, said Ron Ohrel, director of Marine Public Education Office at the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment.
Ohrel said this is the first time the wind turbine has been hit by lightning. He said it looks as though one of the turbine's three blades is damaged.
"You can't see the damage from the ground without using a pair of binoculars," he said.
Ohrel said it is not yet known... [continue via Web link]