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.
Pictures from Ontario
This Vestas V80, 1.8 megawatt wind turbine has been tethered while engineers try to determine why it is leaning to one side.
This view of the Wolfe Island wind energy facility demonstrates how the turbines overwhelm the community.
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.
The Kruger Energy Port Alma (KEPA) is a 101.2-megawatt wind facility located on the north shore of Lake Erie, in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent (Ontario). The project consists of 44 Siemens 2.3 MW MK II Wind Turbines. The KEPA Wind Farm began operating in the fall 2008.
Eighty-six industrial scale wind turbines now sited on Wolfe Island in Ontario have permanently altered the landscape of this quaint island community.