Pictures from Kansas
A GE 1.85 MW turbine (#D12) with an 87-meter rotor collapsed at the Buffalo Dunes wind farm, located near Garden City, Kansas. The failure occurred in the morning of Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. It was not clear at the time if weather was a factor. An investigation is underway.
Large turbine in Kingman County, KS destroyed by tornado. Debris flew up to one-mile from the turbine. Five turbines at the BP Wind facility under construction were destroyed.
A large piece of what looked like sheet metal fluttered from the sky before landing. It turned out to be a piece of fiberglass that had been ripped from a large wind turbine about a mile away.
A home sits beneath wind turbines in the Spearville Wind Energy Facility east of Dodge City.
USGS image showing a portion of the Spearville, Kansas wind facility site following construction of roads and turbines bases. The red dots represent turbine locations. This project includes 67 GE (1.5MW) turbines for an installed capacity of 100.5 megawatts.
USGS image showing a portion of the Spearville, Kansas wind facility site prior to the construction of roads and turbines bases. This project includes 67 GE (1.5MW) turbines for an installed capacity of 100.5 megawatts. The red dots identify proposed turbine locations.
Construction of the Smoky Hills Phase I wind site in Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties, KS. Phase I will include 56 - 1.8MW turbines
Courtesy photo A view from the air of the completed Spearville wind farm and its 67 turbines includes Main Street and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the foreground.
A wind-collecting unit, above, stands more than 60 feet tall outside Blairsburg, Iowa, where one of the largest wind power experiments in the U.S. dots the landscape.
A crane gets ready to place the third section on a wind tower at the site of the Spearville Wind Energy Facility, which will have 67 towers and generate 100.5 megawatts of power when completed in October. By
Wind turbines in Gray County are silhouetted against the setting sun in this 2004 file photo. The turbines shut down automatically when wind gusts are up to about 56 mph.