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News on the wind turbine front just keeps coming in

The talk in the local community is that five of the 12 turbines at Toora are now shut down because of equipment failure, the warrantee period has expired and they can't get parts. This wind farm is not particularly old and it's now limping along with a 42% reduction in power output. It's probably a good time to get this junk off the Toora hills....... This mucking around with turbines all adds to the cost of something that is nothing more than a hoax, which would all be pretty funny if it wasn't subsidised by the public purse.

The talk in the local community is that five of the 12 turbines at Toora are now shut down because of equipment failure, the warrantee period has expired and they can't get parts. This wind farm is not particularly old and it's now limping along with a 42% reduction in power output. It's probably a good time to get this junk off the Toora hills.

Over in sunny South Australia they have to shut turbines down when it gets a bit hot because they can catch on fire. You'd think solar would be the go but persist with wind regardless. At the Port Lincoln wind farm turbines are having a few gearbox breakdowns and that equipment can hardly be called old. The company is now considering pulling the turbines down and relocating them further inland away from the coast because the turbines don't like the coastal wind. Putting them on the coast seemed like a good idea at the time but now they have better idea, a least that's probably what they're telling investors.

Across the Tasman in lovely New Zealand, they also seem to have a few mechanical problems with their turbines so they also want to pull them down and put them up somewhere else. I have a few suggestions. The problem for the Kiwi's is that the equipment required to do the relocation job is already fully committed in Aus. If you want to make a few bucks, repairing and relocating wind turbines seems to be a growth industry.

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The talk in the local community is that five of the 12 turbines at Toora are now shut down because of equipment failure, the warrantee period has expired and they can't get parts. This wind farm is not particularly old and it's now limping along with a 42% reduction in power output. It's probably a good time to get this junk off the Toora hills.

Over in sunny South Australia they have to shut turbines down when it gets a bit hot because they can catch on fire. You'd think solar would be the go but persist with wind regardless. At the Port Lincoln wind farm turbines are having a few gearbox breakdowns and that equipment can hardly be called old. The company is now considering pulling the turbines down and relocating them further inland away from the coast because the turbines don't like the coastal wind. Putting them on the coast seemed like a good idea at the time but now they have better idea, a least that's probably what they're telling investors.

Across the Tasman in lovely New Zealand, they also seem to have a few mechanical problems with their turbines so they also want to pull them down and put them up somewhere else. I have a few suggestions. The problem for the Kiwi's is that the equipment required to do the relocation job is already fully committed in Aus. If you want to make a few bucks, repairing and relocating wind turbines seems to be a growth industry.

The turbines at Wonthaggi appear to have extended periods where they don't turn. One person was surprised to hear that turbines aren't producing electricity when they're not turning. Perhaps the operator is saving them up because he doesn't want to wear them out too quickly like the others.

This mucking around with turbines all adds to the cost of something that is nothing more than a hoax, which would all be pretty funny if it wasn't subsidised by the public purse.

 


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JAN 4 2007
https://www.windaction.org/posts/6617-news-on-the-wind-turbine-front-just-keeps-coming-in
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