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In Heiden, the blade of a 1.5 MW Wind Turbine broke for unknown reasons. Pieces of material were found at a distance of 220 meters. A nearby bicycle path was closed.
...as the reality of the largest proposed offshore wind plant in the world comes into sharper focus, it becomes clear that 130 massive wind machines spread across 24 square miles of the sound threaten not only marine life and wildlife but also public safety.
PRINCETON — On February 21, when Princeton Light Department Manager Jonathan Fitch drove over Westminster Road to check on the windmills, he got an unpleasant surprise. Instead of seven, he counted only six.
The top half of one of the 100-foot windmills, with its broken turbine and missing blades, lies on the ground at the Princeton Municipal Light Departmentwind site.
Fears over the safety of pilots using the Pincher Creek Municipal Airport have put the brakes on a wind farm project, approved by the municipal district more than two years ago.
Foes of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm say British research on wind turbines interfering with radar raises grave doubts about the Cape project.
WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound:
Yarmouth leaders must now come up with alternative sites for a wind turbine project after the Federal Aviation Administration ruled that the proposed structures, within two miles of Barnstable Municipal Airport, would be a ''presumed hazard.''
BROWNSVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A permit for a proposed wind farm in Horicon is on hold while the federal government studies how the facility could affect a radar used by the Air Force.
Fears are being raised that proposals to put wind turbines on the roof of the Civic Centre could interfere with radar at Exeter Airport.
Wildlife groups that want to block construction of a wind power project near the Horicon Marsh and its refuge for migratory birds have found a new and unusual ally: the U.S. Air Force.
MONTEZUMA - Wind-powered energy farms can get too much of a good thing.
Initial findings of this study indicated that the structure as described exceeds obstruction standards and/or would have an adverse physical or electromagnetic interference effect upon navigable airspace or air navigation facilities. Pending resolution of the issues described below, the structure is presumed to be a hazard to air navigation.
Wind turbines can accumulate ice under certain atmospheric conditions, such as ambient temperatures near freezing (0°C) combined with high relative humidity, freezing rain, or sleet. Since weather conditions may then cause this ice to be shed, there are safety concerns that must be considered during project development and operation. The intent of this paper is to share knowledge and recommendations in order to mitigate risk
WASHINGTON --Massachusetts U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is asking for a hearing on whether the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm's 130 turbines could hamper civilian and military radar systems in the area, possibly endangering homeland security.
WIND turbines near North Charlton would be a flight hazard, according to defence chiefs.
This turbine is located in Aragon province, Spain
PRINCETON — On February 21, when Princeton Light Department Manager Jonathan Fitch drove over Westminster Road to check on the windmills, he got an unpleasant surprise.
Human error has been blamed for a fire which destroyed a wind turbine at the Nissan car plant on Wearside.