Pictures from Pennsylvania
A catastrophic fire destroyed one of the twelve Gamesa 2.0 MW wind turbines operating at the Bear Creek Wind Power Project. The facility, which is owned by Iberdrola, is located in Bear Creek Township near Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and was placed in service in 2006.
Iberdrola's Locust Ridge wind energy facility experienced a catestrophic turbine fire. The project, located in Mahanoy City in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, was constructed in two phases and totals 64 Gamesa 2 MW turbines across more than 10 miles of ridgeline. Phase I (13 turbines) was completed in 2006. Phase II (51 turbines) was placed in-service in 2009. The turbine was permitted to burn itself out.
One of the Mill Run Wind Energy Center's ten 1.5 megawatt turbines fell to the ground last night. The project was placed in service in 2001 with a nameplate capacity of 15 megawatts. The facility was developed by Atlantic Renewable Energy and Horizon Wind Energy, and constructed and operated by NextEra Energy Resources.
The Mill Run Wind farm consists of 10 1.5-megawatt turbines. The distance from the ground to hub-height is about 210 feet. Total turbine height is about 300 feet. The wind farm began operation in 2001.
Wind turbines on a ridge near Centralia, Columbia County in Pennsylvania.
This met tower was toppled following harsh winter weather atop Ice Mountain.
This photo was taken in Somerset County at around 4pm on Dec. 15, 2007.
Gray areas show active and reclaimed coal stripmines.
Buckstown, PA wind facility includes 14 rturbines situated in an area of farm fields and woods.
Wind farms, such as the ones above, have begun to dot the landscape of Pennsylvania. A proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance could pave the way for more windmills closer to home. Opponents say they present a danger to bird migration patterns and property values.
Aerial photo of a wind farm along the Allegheny Front in southern Pennsylvania in the United States.