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Spokesperson Justin Foss said someone reported ice from a turbine on the Bent Tree Wind Farm hitting a semi-truck on Highway 13. The farm is located in Hartland.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Wind energy’s future in Ohio is at a crossroads.
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TerraForm Power said 22 of its 52 turbines are back online
Fort Drum officials stated last month that the facility is already feeling the impact of existing industrial wind turbines, and if the proposed projects are approved, Fort Drum's mission readiness will be further diminished.
The trend for Cass County Commissioners meetings lately continued Monday with a packed room and criticism voiced toward a proposed wind turbine project in the northern part of the county. Dave Redweik, Twelve Mile, told commissioners that a petition calling for half-mile setbacks from property lines for industrial wind turbines is now up to 1,554 names.
The turbines ran for three months before one blade fell to the ground 190 feet below. Then a second blade crashed through a nearby storage building's roof, falling into a conference room. No one was hurt. The city asked the builders to remove the contraption and rebuild it. That happened. Then another blade came loose.
Vern Martin, a mechanical engineer and vice-president of Flowcare Engineering consulting company in Cambridge, Ont., believes a blade may have malfunctioned and struck the column, causing it to buckle. "That ... has actually been recorded as occurring before in some of these other failures," explained Martin.
Samuel Bonacci, a spokesman for the college, said the ice flew off the turbine’s blades Tuesday morning, landing on the building and a parking lot used by faculty and staff. It broke a hole in the skylight.
The police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are carrying out a joint investigation, the two authorities confirmed. In a blog post published on 29 January, law firm Thomsons Scotland wrote that the 74-year-old man was a security guard at the wind farm.
A man has died after becoming stranded in heavy snow, without heat or power, while working on a wind farm. The 74-year-old security guard and a 42-year-old colleague were working on Sunday at Afton Wind Farm, which is under construction near New Cumnock in East Ayrshire, when there was a power cut.
A company in Chatham-Kent, Ont. has shut down all 51 of its wind turbines as a precaution until an investigation reveals what caused one of the turbines to collapse last Friday. The turbine in Raleigh Township, near the corner of Drake Road and the 16th Line, collapsed on itself.
The toppled turbine was discovered by a hunter scouting for coyotes early this morning in Harwich Township, according to The Blenheim News Tribune. The huge turbine blades and motor assembly crashed to the ground and the support structure appear to be folded in half.
No injuries were reported after a wind turbine in South Kent collapsed early this morning, causing a huge outcry of concern from the public on social media.
Dr Crawford says one of the main issues is what the RFS and State Government is “doing or not doing about wind farms.” “There is a real question about how fireprone wind farms are to areas,” he said. “There is research to show that the atmosphere close to the ground (near windfarms) changes temperature, bringing down warmer air and affecting moisture content in vegetation growth.
This is the second incident of its kind, raising concerns over the safety of the turbines developed in such close proximity to homes.
Serco believes the 200MW wind farm could, in its current design, have a "significant impact" on the approach to and climb out from the North Mainland airport, with potential for communication problems with planes and helicopters.
Kevin Elwood was one of several challengers to a decision to award a renewable-energy approval for a wind turbine project in Clearview Township. - Ian Adams/Metroland
Bouin, FRANCE - Wind is normally good news for wind turbines, but the recent high winds brought by Storm Carmen was too much for one 260-tonne machine in western France.
WOODWARD, Okla. — A wind turbine caught fire Tuesday morning near Woodward, Oklahoma.