Pictures from Vermont

Lightning strikes and wind turbines

Lightningatlowellmtvt_thumb This recent photo of the wind turbines on Lowell Mountain in northern Vermont in a lightning storm provokes the thoughts of the dangers of forest fires as these machines are erected throughout heavily forested areas in northern New England. 
23 Aug 2015

Searsburg blade debris lays on the ground

Searsburg_remains_thumb Turbine #10 at the Searsburg wind energy facility in Searsburg, Vermont experienced a catastrophic failure on September 15, 2008. One of the destroyed blades remains as litter at the project site. Green Mountain Power, the Vermont utility that owns the plant, and the State of Vermont, have neglected to have the land cleared of turbine debris.
15 May 2011

Searsburg blade debris hangs from tree

Searsburg_remains_tree_thumb Turbine #10 at the Searsburg wind energy facility in Searsburg, Vermont experienced a catastrophic failure on September 15, 2008. Debris from the collapsed tower still litter the landscape. In this photo, a giant piece of the blade dangerously hangs in tree branches. Green Mountain Power, the Vermont utility that owns the plant, just left the turbine pieces strewn in the woods near the site.
15 May 2011

Searsburg turbine debris on the ground

Searsburg_remains_1_thumb Turbine #10 at the Searsburg wind energy facility in Searsburg, Vermont experienced a catastrophic failure on September 15, 2008. One of the destroyed blades remains as litter at the project site. Green Mountain Power, the Vermont utility that owns the plant, and the State of Vermont, have neglected to have the land cleared of turbine debris.
15 May 2011

Searsburg turbine blades with ice

Searsburgwithice_thumb The Searsburg wind turbines were first erected in 1996. The blades of the turbines at Searsburg are made out of fiberglass. Each 60-foot long blade weighs about 4,250 pounds. To help with ice removal, the blades are black and have a Teflon-like coating. The white on the blades in the photograph shows ice build-up on the blades.
25 Jan 2011

Searsburg

20070517__tfront_400_thumb PPM Energy of Portland, Ore. is having a bad week. On Friday, Searsburg, Vt., voters rejected a proposal by PPM to expand the Searsburg wind turbine facility, above. On Monday, a Massachusetts administrative magistrate advised a state permit for the company to build 20 turbines in Florida and Monroe be rescinded.
18 May 2007

Sheffield Vermont

8_23biz_thumb Paul and Geraldine Bednarz stand on their front lawn in Sheffield, Vt., last week a sign opposing a wind development that would be located on a ridge behind their home.
25 Aug 2006

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