Pictures from Michigan

Michigan Blade Failure

Mi_blade_break1_thumb Another turbine failure has been reported at Michigan's Deerfield wind facility in Huron County. The Deerfield project includes a mix of Vestas V110 2MW and 2.2MW machines for a total installed capacity of 150 MW. Two blades on separate turbines broke in half in late 2016 when the project was in the process of being commissioned. There was “an anomaly in the manufacturing process that resulted in a cavity in the blade shell support structure where the blades broke,” Vestas told reNEWS. Fifty blades in the 72-turbine facility shared the same flaw. No information is available on the cause of this recent failure.
28 Sep 2017

Turbine fire in Missaukee County Michigan

Heritage_turbine_fire_thumb Heritage Sustainable Energy lost a turbine to fire at the Stoney Corners Wind Farm located in parts of Missaukee and Osceola Counties, west of the City of McBain, Michigan. The project consists of 29 wind turbines at an installed capacity of 60.2 megawatts. Special thanks to Dianne Ziegler for allowing us to share her photos on the Windaction site.
20 Dec 2016

NextEra in Tuscola Count, Michigan

Img_0734_thumb These photos clearly demonstrate how wind turbines alter the views and landscape of a community. The towers were sited by NextEra as part of the Tuscola Bay Wind and Wind II facilities. A total of 134 turbines were erected in 2012 and 2013 for a maximum output of 220 megawatts. 
11 Apr 2016

GE 1.6 MW turbines dominate Michigan's landscape

Echowind_1_thumb DTE Energy's 112 MW Echo Wind project is under construction in the townships of Elkton, Chandler, and Oliver in Michigan's Huron County. Construction of the wind facility's 70 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines was completed in mid-October. GE's commissioning of the project was scheduled to be completed by the end of November. The company suspended commissioning activities after experiencing a catastrophic blade failure on Nov. 7, 2013.
27 Feb 2014

1139-feet setback in Mason County Michigan

Cary-mason_countymi_thumb The Lake Winds Energy Park erected and owned by Consumers Energy Company consists of 56 Vestas V-100 turbines (100 megawatts) each standing 476'. This image shows one turbine sited 1139' from a residence. The project is scheduled to go online before the end of 2012. The house shown in the picture has 13 turbines within a mile of the property and 22 within a mile and one half.
23 Sep 2012

Turbine build-out in Michigan's Thumb area

What2800turbineslooklike_thumb This image depicts what the Thumb region of Michigan might look like should 2800 wind turbines be erected as proposed by the Governor's Wind Zone Board. This would be the equivalent to building 88 wind farms sized equal to the John Deere Harvest wind facility (32 turbines). The turbines marked in red on the image are existing facilities both owned and operated by John Deere. The Harvest wind site is located in the north west. The Michigan Wind I facility consists of 46 towers in Ubly to the south east. Numerous complaints of excessive noise from the towers have already been filed.
25 Nov 2009

Ubly horizon and wind towers

Ublyturbinesfarmland_thumb John Deere Renewables' 32-tower wind plant located in the Village of Ubly, Huron County Michigan is the largest wind facility in the State. The 53-megawatt facility went into commercial operation in December 2008. The turbines dominate the landscape, and noise emissions are proving unbearable for some neighboring residents.
1 Sep 2009

Turbines on Ubly horizon

Ublyturbineonhorizon_thumb John Deere Renewables' 32-tower wind plant located in the Village of Ubly, Huron County Michigan is the largest wind facility in the State. The 53-megawatt facility went into commercial operation in December 2008. The turbines dominate the landscape, and noise emissions are proving unbearable for some neighboring residents.
1 Sep 2009

Ubly towers dominate the view

Ubly_turbinescemetery_thumb John Deere Renewables' 32-tower wind plant located in the Village of Ubly, Huron County Michigan is the largest wind facility in the State. The 53-megawatt facility went into commercial operation in December 2008. The turbines dominate the landscape, and noise emissions are proving unbearable for some neighboring residents.
1 Sep 2009

Ubly home and towers

Ublytowersandhome_thumb John Deere Renewables' 32-tower wind plant located in the Village of Ubly, Huron County Michigan is the largest wind facility in the State. The 53-megawatt facility went into commercial operation in December 2008. The turbines dominate the landscape, and noise emissions are proving unbearable for some neighboring residents.
1 Sep 2009

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