Structural Failure and UK
Local resident Sheila Lawes said people in the area are concerned about the dangers if a turbine gets damaged. Another turbine was about to be erected at nearby Piper's Pool and a fresh investigation has now been launched after a second tower was said to have been toppled during high winds in North Cornwall.
Ecotricity, which owns the site, are continuing investigations and have said they are not ruling anything out - though the extent of damage was "unique".
To make one of these blades fall off, or to bend it, takes a lot Dale Vince, Ecotricity.
A 63-metre tall wind turbine bent in two at Beinn an Tuirc Windfarm last Thursday.
In what has been described as ‘a catastrophic failure’ of the turbine, the tower section has folded in the middle smashing the blades and nacelle into the hillside. It is thought by those in the industry that this is the first time a turbine tower has ever collapsed in the UK and Vestas Celtic, which manufactures towers at its nearby Kintyre factory and Scottish Power owners of the farm have launched an inquiry to find out what went wrong with the Vestas V47 turbine.
"Most windfarms are near roads, railways, or walking paths, and the dangers are obvious."
An investigation is under way at Europe's largest onshore wind farm in East Renfrewshire after a 150ft blade snapped off a turbine.
The incident, at about 0200 GMT on Friday, led to Whitelee wind farm, near Eaglesham, being temporarily shut down.
ScottishPower Renewables, which runs the site, said the cause was unknown but mechanical failure and a lightning strike were being considered.
Blades from an 18m high wind turbine have snapped off after a night of heavy rain and winds.
The turbine in a field near Bishop Auckland was built last year after planning permission was granted in November, 2011.
A 100-metre tall wind turbine burst into flames in North Ayrshire, and in Coldingham in the Scottish Borders, a turbine crashed to the ground yards from a road. "We see turbine fires around the world when it gets very, very windy," he said. "They usually shut themselves off as a safety feature if the wind gets too much. But sometimes there is another failure.
"Weather-dependent" work is underway to replace a section of the cable ...With the weather being with us we would hope to complete it in February, but there is no guarantee with offshore work."
The export cable was installed by now-bankrupt cable-laying company Subocean.
Britain's first offshore wind farm - located half a mile off the Northumberland coastline - should soon be producing energy again after standing idle for more than two years.
Green power company E.ON is on the verge of completing the installation of a new armoured cable which will allow the blades on the two turbines off Blyth to start turning again for the first time since early 2006.
A call has been made for the Conisholme wind farm to be closed - before someone is injured.
Coun Robert Palmer, Chairman of East Lindsey District Council, says the site should be closed off to the public while an independent health and safety investigation is carried out.
On Sunday morning local people woke to find a blade on one of the 89 metre high wind turbines in Fen Lane had broken off.
A SHETLAND wind farm will carry on operating despite the collapse of a turbine identical to the ones they are using.
A 200 foot high Vestas V47 turbine was bent in half during storms at Scottish Power's 26 megawatt wind farm, at Beinn an Tuirc, in Argyll and Bute, last week.
This site and two others owned by Scottish Power, in the Borders and Ayrshire, had their turbines shut down as a precaution until the cause of the problem is investigated fully by engineers. ..."The safest thing we can do unless otherwise advised by Vestas is to let these things work the way they are supposed to work.
"Until we know what caused that turbine to fall over it would be almost dangerous to speculate."
The Canadian manufacturer of a large wind turbine which toppled during gales has denied the device was faulty, following an internal investigation.
But the collapse in Devon last week has prompted a fresh probe by the firm into the safety of 20 identical models, including some at sites in the Westcountry.
"While there was no malfunction or abnormality with the turbine or tower, there was a problem with the structural grout and the manner in which the tower was fixed to the foundation that affected the durability of the anchor rods resulting in the tower collapse."
The mangled remains of the fibreglass blade were found lying some 18m from the 6kw wind turbine sited 90m to the south-east of Rhue Stoer Community Hall, Assynt.
It is thought to have flown off overnight on Hogmanay, leaving the structure in a fragile state with its hub cap hanging down and its tail fin pointing upwards.
A giant crane has moved next to Lowestoft's seafront wind turbine to carry out the delicate task of removing a damaged blade.
A lightning strike during a thunderstorm on June 8 damaged the tip of a blade on the 120m landmark known as Gulliver.
Although engineers had the blades spinning again the same day a subsequent maintenance inspection revealed there was a problem.
For the past eight weeks Gulliver has been out of action awaiting the arrival of a crane big enough to be used to remove the damaged blade.
Repairs have started to a giant wind turbine between Sheffield and Rotherham after it was knocked out by a gale.
A crack was spotted in the blades of one of two turbines yards from the Sheffield Parkway during high winds last month.
A special failsafe device cut in to prevent further damage - and the crippled blades were allowed to fall to the ground.
Since then, investigations have been going on into the damage at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, where the University of Sheffield operate the two turbines.
E.ON has been given 21 days to repair a broken wind turbine at Lowca in Cumbria or face enforcement action.
Copeland Council says the firm has breached planning approval by leaving the turbine unrepaired.
The wind turbine has not worked for 14 months and site operator E.On had agreed to repair it by the end of February. ..."It's no good putting conditions down and not doing anything when they are not fulfilled. They have gone way over the time limit by eight months. It's time we took some action."
A wind energy company's request for more time to fix two faulty turbines in Northumberland has been deferred by county councillors.
Two of the three 66m-high turbines at Kirkheaton have stood idle for the last 18 months, after their blades were removed because of technical problems.
It had been carrying out a survey of the seabed for Swedish firm Vattenfall, which wants to increase the size of its Kentish Flats wind farm.
Insiders told the Times the leg sheared off when the crew tried to move the "jack-up" barge.
"Apparently some Dolfor residents reported hearing a big bang over Christmas, which one could wonder - was it the noise of the turbine exploding or hitting the ground?
"Walking tracks meander through this windfarm.
"It goes without saying that this distance should be greater and that turbines should be nowhere near public footpaths.