Pictures from Canada

Turbine in Ontario breaks in half

Chatham-kent-collapse_thumb The turbine that collapsed was a GE 1.5MW xle, placed in service in 2011 by US-based Invenergy as part of the 52-turbine (78 MW) Raleigh wind facility in Chatham-Kent in southwest Ontario. The project was soled to Terraform in 2015. No information has been released as to the cause of the failure. 
19 Jan 2018

Blade debris thrown 400 feet

1127turbine-chunk1web-damaged-blade_thumb An 18-inch piece of the serrated edge of a wind turbine blade broke off and was thrown at least 400 feet from the turbine sited in Ontario, Canada. The saw-toothed edges are meant to reduce noise from the turbines and improve the efficiency of the machine. More information can be found here.
21 Nov 2014

Towering turbine in Ontario

Towering_turbine_thumb This photo shows a wind turbine at the AIM/IPC/SUEZ development known as the East Lake St. Clair Wind Farm. The 99 megawatt wind farm is located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent on the eastern shoreline of Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada. The project will consist of 55 Vestas V-90 1.8 MW turbines. It is estimated that the turbine in the image is about 1/2 mile from the home shown in the forefront.
18 Nov 2012

Aerial spray plane damaged after clipping unmarked met tower

048_thumb On June 28, 2010, an aerial spray plane owned by Jonair Ltd in Canada clipped the top of a meteorological tower used to measure wind speeds and direction for a possible wind energy facility. The plane was preparing to spray a near-by field. The tower had no markings, paint or lights on it, making it difficult to see. According to Jonair president, John Brodie, notice is not required when met towers are erected so his pilots do not know to look for them.
28 Jun 2010

Aerial spray plane wing collides with unmarked met tower

053_thumb On June 28, 2010, an aerial spray plane owned by Jonair Ltd in Canada clipped the top of a meteorological tower used to measure wind speeds and direction for a possible wind energy facility. The plane was preparing to spray a near-by field. The tower had no markings, paint or lights on it, making it difficult to see. According to Jonair president, John Brodie, notice is not required when met towers are erected so his pilots do not know to look for them.
28 Jun 2010

Transformers at Canadian Hydro Developers wind energy facility

Chd_twotransformers_thumb This photo shows the two transformers now installed at Canadian Hydro Developers' Melancthon I and II industrial wind energy facility (total 133-turbines). The project is located in Melancthon and Amaranth townships two hours northwest of Toronto (Ontario, Canada). The transformers occupy approximately 4.5 acres and are located 360 meters from the front door of a private residence owned by Paul Thompson. Mr. Thompson told Windaction.org that noise from the transformers has required he move out of his house at night and rent other accommodations.
19 Jan 2010

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