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Wind project grounded

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.
31 Mar 2006

FAA rejects town's turbines

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.''
27 Mar 2006

Ice Shedding and Ice Throw – Risk and Mitigation

Ger-4262-ice-shedding-ice-throw-risk-mitigation_thumb 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
9 Mar 2006

Plea to paint windmills in red and white

Coimbatore: With the Indian Air Force expressing concern over the safety of aircraft, while landing and taking off, due to tall structures, including windmills in the vicinity of Sulur Airport, Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA) has appealed to its members to paint the mills in red and white patterns.
16 Feb 2006
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