A 38-ton wind turbine crashed 50 meters to the ground in Kyoto Prefecture after the steel column supporting it snapped. The massive Dutch-made turbine, which sat atop a Japanese-made steel column, was part of a mountain wind farm. It was put up in 2001 with an expected life of at least 17 years.
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There are at least two dozen dead white storks in this photo taken in Saudi Arabia after they flew into the power lines — part of a wider problem in which millions of birds die every year by flying into obstacles put up by people.
An old windmill stands in front of power-generating windmill turbines from a wind farm near the village of Uhrsleben west of Magdeburg.
This wind-powered generator in Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture, came crashing down Monday night, causing power outages to households in the area.
Largest wind-driven power plant opened in Gangwon, South Korea
Tax incentives and costly fossil fuels have helped wind energy gain momentum in developing nations – and change rural scenery. Antosh Tila Patil plows a field with his son, Dilip Pantosh, near Dhulia, India.
Typhoon Maemi struck Miyakojima Island on September 11, 2003 with an average wind speed of 38.4m/s and a maximum gust of 74.1m/s, recorded at Miyakojima meteorological station. All six wind turbines operated by Okinawa Electric Power Company were extensively damaged. Two Micon M750/400kW turbines collapsed by the buckling of the towers and one Enercon E40/500kW turbine turned over due to the destruction of the foundation. The other three experienced broken blades and damaged nacelle covers.