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Leaks stall turbines, Gloucester's wind income

Solaya’s Shah said his company has crews on the ground working to repair the leaks keeping at least one of the city’s turbines from fulfilling its purpose. The city is also budgeted to take in  $78,075 in in-lieu-of tax payments from Equity this year, within a few dollars of its payments for the last three years. But the electricity revenues have continued to fall short of the annual $450,000 projected by then-Mayor Carolyn Kirk and Equity officials when the turbines were installed in December late 2012.
22 Mar 2018

The Independence Turbine in Kingston has been shut down due to mechanical problems

“We lease the land to them and have a power purchase agreement,” Bott said. “They’re paying us lease payments, and we're getting some tax on the personal property.” The town’s agreement doesn’t make allowances for shutdowns, however, so KWI is on the hook for paying Kingston regardless of whether the blades are spinning, he added.
21 Jun 2016

Air Force turbine offline for repairs

The Air Force first shut down the 389-foot-tall turbine, manufactured by Fuhrlander, in May of 2014 after there was an indication the gearbox was failing, Forbes said. Metal flakes were found in some oil, she said. ...It took time to get the funds approved for a new gearbox and a contract to hire a company to do the work. The project cost is $600,000, Forbes said.
23 Jun 2015

Hanover turbine still not turning

From November through March the turbine was more or less fully functional. ...Then the brakes deployed incorrectly one day. “They’re machines and machines break. Not only do machines break, but turbines are a couple of hundred feet up in the air, so they are a little more difficult to repair.”
30 May 2014

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