One of the 112 wind turbines in Ocotillo Wind Express caught fire on January 15 and smoke was seen fuming from the turbine for hours. Many long-time critics of the wind farm project had cited the likelihood of a wind turbine catching fire as one of numerous safety concerns.
An 80-metre wind turbine has collapsed on a mountainside near Fintona in County Tyrone. It was one of eight 2.5 megawatt turbines on the Screggagh wind farm on Murley mountain. The turbine, valued at over £500,000, collapsed on Friday evening, scattering debris over a wide area hundreds of meters away.
A Vestas tower section being transported on I-25 by one of our contractors fell off its trailer to the highway. Pueblo police Cpt. Charlie Taylor said it's a miracle the crash wasn't much worse. "Just by pure luck no one was going the other way and no one was hurt," Taylor said.
Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce delivers the 2014 HV McKay Lecture on the topic entitled 'More Energy Please: How Increasing Energy Use Promotes a Richer Freer World.'
The lawsuits were filed in State Supreme Court in Wyoming County and they also seek restrictions on operation of the wind turbines.
In this presentation, Kevin A Dooley describes the basics of sound, and proceeds to draw a compelling relationship between motion sickness symptoms, and infrasound exposure, with specific reference to wind turbine installations and their proximity to homes. His suggestions are backed by multiple, independent studies conducted on infrasound, and / or motion sickness incidence.
A wind turbine worker was airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus after the crane he was operating tipped over Friday near Grand Meadow.
In this video, Ben Acheson asks important questions about the wind/green movement.
"Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines" Presentation by Dr Ricky Carvel from the University of Edinburgh at the 11th International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.
GREAT FALLS -- Engineers from General Electric are working to determine the extent of damage done to a wind turbine just west of Great Falls.
Australian Federal Senator John Madigan delivers a powerful speech on the floor of the Senate regarding the wind industry and its attempts to silence him.
DOWN WIND deals head on with how Ontario politicians rammed through green energy laws and dashed forward with installation of thousands of wind turbines across the province's farmland and countryside. The television debut is June 4, 2014 at 8pm ET.
Mr. Parisi lives within a mile of the operating wind turbines on Georgia Mountain in Vermont. The project consists of four Goldwind turbines each with a capacity of 2.5 MW for a total of 10 MW.
Down Wind is a documentary film project about the destructive impact of wind turbines being forced into communities across Ontario, Canada. The film is due to be completed by June, 2014. Contributions to the effort can be made here.
Turbine experiences catastrophic fire.
Following the catestrophic failure of a Clipper turbine sited in Texas, BP documented the desctruction of the tower in this video.
Firefighters responded to the scene, but cleared the area after the wind turbine company, "Locust Ridge Wind Farm," arrived. The plan was to allow the turbine to burn itself out.
The Fowler Ridge Wind facility experienced a catastrophic fire at one of its over 300 turbines. The Benton Review newspaper caught footage of the fire. Benton County dispatchers said fire crews were called to 100 South and Meridian Road just south of Fowler after there were reports of a wind turbine on fire.
The rotating blades of wind turbines trigger regular lightning bolts that can blast 2 kilometres up into the atmosphere. Little is known about these spontaneous bolts because turbines are hard to monitor in stormy conditions. But now Joan Montanyà of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, and his colleagues have captured the first high-speed video of wind turbines firing lightning. They also used a lightning detection network to map how the bolts propagate in three dimensions.