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Denmark Ørsted launches probe after offshore wind turbine tilts 14 Jan
California Windmill collapse cause finally revealed 13 Jan
New Brunswick Cracks in foundation led to wind turbine's collapse, 49 others also at risk 12 Jan
New Brunswick Turbine collapse spurs TransAlta to rebuild Canada wind farm 11 Jan
New Brunswick TransAlta Renewables to replace turbine foundations at New Brunswick wind farm 11 Jan
Oklahoma Kingfisher County wind turbine catches fire 10 Jan
Germany GE Renewable Energy launches probe after wind turbine blade snaps off in Germany 5 Jan
Germany Wind turbine above “burned down in a controlled manner”: damage of 500,000 euros 4 Jan
Europe Blade falls off wind turbine on Frøya 12 Nov 2021
New Brunswick TransAlta Renewables finds cracks in turbine foundations at New Brunswick wind farm 29 Oct 2021
New Brunswick TransAlta finds cracked foundations at N.B. wind farm where tower collapsed 29 Oct 2021
Kansas Wind turbine collapses overnight in Elk County 28 Oct 2021
Europe Enercon probes damaged E-138s in Germany, France 22 Oct 2021
Germany Storm sweeps across the region: Wind turbine in Nattheim destroyed by storm 21 Oct 2021
New Brunswick Wind turbine collapse under investigation in southeast New Brunswick 14 Oct 2021
Germany Nordex halts 19 wind turbines after N149 collapses in Germany 2 Oct 2021
Germany Giant wind turbine collapses for an unknown cause 30 Sep 2021
Germany Wind turbine collapses hours before official launch in Germany 30 Sep 2021
California Wind farm shutdown order detailed 29 Sep 2021
USA California Feds say they shut down Ocotillo wind farm 25 Sep 2021
California Windmill collapse shuts down Ocotillo wind farm 24 Sep 2021
California Ocotillo wind turbine collapses -- AGAIN 20 Sep 2021
Oklahoma Cause of damage to wind turbines being investigated 30 Aug 2021
Rhode Island Block Island offshore wind farm still down for maintenance and safety inspections 14 Aug 2021
Rhode Island Block Island Wind Farm offline all summer 10 Aug 2021
Rhode Island Offline Block Island wind turbines undergoing routine maintenance, company says 9 Aug 2021
Ontario Wind turbine with test device loses part of a blade 6 Jul 2021
Texas Wind turbine catches fires in Willacy County 21 Jun 2021
Germany Turbine stress issues bring Merkur offshore wind farm offline 21 Jun 2021
Oklahoma Broken, burned-out towers pose possible threat to public 19 Jun 2021
Denmark Vattenfall, Orsted probe Horns Rev 1 fire 28 May 2021
Denmark Offshore wind turbine catches fire at Horns Rev 1 28 May 2021
When lightning strikes: managing impacts on wind turbines 25 May 2021
Oklahoma Wind turbine struck by lighting, catches fire 25 Apr 2021
Ohio ONU wind turbine blaze; Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department responses to early morning fire 28 Mar 2021
Leading Edge Erosion: A big problem for wind turbine operators 17 Jan 2021
Europe Swedish wind turbine tower collapsed. Wind turbines in Våler temporarily stopped 14 Jan 2021
Michigan Wind turbine catches fire in Chandler Township 28 Dec 2020
Europe Huge Vestas wind turbine collapses in Northern Sweden in rare accident 23 Nov 2020
Europe 230 meter high wind turbine collapsed 22 Nov 2020
Germany Rotor parts from the wind turbine prototype crashed 16 Nov 2020
Australia Dundonnell wind farm gets green light to expand, loose bolts blamed for blade fall 9 Nov 2020
Nebraska Southeast Nebraska wind turbine breaks a day after installed 26 Oct 2020
Iowa Another Vestas wind turbine blade breaks and falls, this time in Iowa 21 Oct 2020
Fires at wind farms 'underreported over fears of reputational damage' 21 Oct 2020
Iowa MidAmerican Energy takes 46 wind turbines offline after blades fall in rural Iowa 21 Oct 2020
Indiana Another wind turbine blade breaks off in Iowa 20 Oct 2020
Australia Dundonnell wind farm powers back up, still looking for cause of fallen turbine blade 12 Oct 2020
Australia Blade falls from Dundonnell Wind Farm turbine, launching investigation 6 Oct 2020
Illinois Broken wind farm blades worry local farmers, residents near Lexington 29 Sep 2020
UK Wind turbine in Oswaldtwistle causes fire overnight 24 Sep 2020
Iowa 18,000-pound wind turbine blade breaks in Adair County 20 Sep 2020
Europe Second wind power accident in a short time - blades torn apart in Tönsen 18 Sep 2020
Ohio Vestas and EDPR to investigate why V150 blade broke off at Ohio site 10 Sep 2020
Texas Game Ranch Fire continues to burn in Nolan County 5 days later, land owners worried 17 Jul 2020
Texas Gate 5, Buffalo Creek, Game Ranch fires burn thousands of acres across Concho Valley 17 Jul 2020
Texas Wind Turbine Sparks Raging Wildfire 15 Jul 2020
Iowa Turbine issues fixed in Osceola County 30 Jun 2020
Alberta Turbine topples, as does company’s relationship with college 2 Jun 2020
Iowa Faulty blades hamper wind farm production (Part 2) 15 May 2020
UK Windfarm suffers blade damage 15 May 2020
Kansas Turbine damage still a mystery 28 Apr 2020
Iowa Wind turbine suspected to be cause of fire near Sibley 9 Apr 2020
Texas GONE WITH THE WIND: Weekend wind turbine fire leaves more questions than answers on public’s safety 10 Mar 2020
Texas Wind turbine catches fire between Taft and Portland 24 Feb 2020
South America Turbine parts plummet from 100 meters at Omega wind farm in Piauí, Brazil 4 Feb 2020
South America Siemens Gamesa investigates after wind turbine rotor crash in Brazil 4 Feb 2020
New York Blade breaks on wind power turbine in Steuben County 23 Jan 2020
New York Blade breaks off wind turbine in Cohocton 21 Jan 2020
Germany Wind turbine bursts into flames near Germany's Bodenwerder 17 Jan 2020
Asia Fire destroys wind farm turbine in central Vietnam 9 Jan 2020
USA New York Are wind turbines safe? N.Y. accident stirs debate 6 Jan 2020
New York Co-Op City residents happy turbine collapsed, taking out ugly billboard 1 Jan 2020
Europe Wind turbine topples over in Friesland during severe wind warning 9 Dec 2019
Europe Windmill falls on public road in Jorwert, possibly due to wind 9 Dec 2019
Asia Fire at a wind farm in Puttalam 29 Oct 2019
Ontario Pontypool area wind turbine getting replacement blade this November 26 Oct 2019
New Jersey Windmill blade comes flying down onto Ocean Gate front lawn 11 Oct 2019
Europe Heavy smoke: wind turbine suddenly in flames 1 Oct 2019
UK Giant wind turbine destroyed in blaze near major road 27 Sep 2019
Iowa College wind turbine loses blade to lightning strike 21 Sep 2019
USA South America Finally: GE engineer shares reasons for multiple turbine failures 17 Sep 2019
Australia Wind turbine loses blade at Lal Lal Windfarm 16 Sep 2019
USA Top GE engineer lifts lid on wind turbine collapse probe findings 16 Sep 2019
Asia Japan: Floating PV plant catches fire after typhoon 9 Sep 2019
South America Worker injured after GE turbine collapse 6 Sep 2019
South America GE investigates new wind turbine collapse in Brazil 5 Sep 2019
New York Morning storm left a Copenhagen Wind Farm Turbine short a blade 5 Sep 2019
Texas Wind turbine blamed for Rhodes Ranch 3 Fire in Mulberry Canyon south of Merkel 27 Aug 2019
Wisconsin Crews respond to wind turbine on fire in Columbia County 6 Aug 2019
Washington Turbine fire threatens 39 homes; 201 people work to extinguish 24 Jul 2019
Washington Wind turbine to blame for fire that threatened dozens of homes 23 Jul 2019
Nebraska GE probes third turbine collapse at US wind farms this year 10 Jul 2019
Nebraska Upstream wind tower buckles 6 Jul 2019
California Palm Springs windmill catches fire off I-10, then reported spinning out of control 17 Jun 2019
New York Wind turbine fire breaks out at winery: Cops 8 Jun 2019
USA 'Third GE wind turbine collapse would be sign something's wrong': insurer 3 Jun 2019
Oklahoma US wind turbine collapses 'not linked', says GE 31 May 2019
Oklahoma Investigation launched after new US GE wind turbine collapse 24 May 2019
Oklahoma Wind turbine collapses outside Hunter; cause under investigation 23 May 2019
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