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Land Use Issues of Wind Turbine Generator Sites- Ice Throw

Ice throw is a concern related to the fact that any object at the end of the rotating blades is traveling at a high rate of speed. In the case of a 60 meter turbine (about 200’ diameter), rotating at 20 RPM, the tip of the blade is traveling at just over 140 mph. If the turbine diameter increases to 80 meters, the tip speed increases to just over 187 mph. There are reports of ice having accumulated at the tip of the turbine and upon breaking loose, traveling significant distance......

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JAN 19 2004
http://www.windaction.org/posts/611-land-use-issues-of-wind-turbine-generator-sites-ice-throw
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