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At the end of November, a 230 meter high wind turbine near the town of Jörn in Skellefteå municipality collapsed. The whole tower gave way and crashed to the ground.
The cause of the accident is unknown and the company is assembling a team that will investigate at the site, spokesman Anders Riis said on Monday by phone. A lot of snow is expected this week, which may delay the work, he said. No one was injured in the incident. Sweden is turning to the most mature renewable energy source to replace old nuclear reactors.
It was at 9 pm on Saturday evening that the wind turbine gave way and fell to the ground. Pictures taken by Norran show how the tower folded a few meters above the ground and then the turbine housing, tower and blades crashed down. ...It is now Vestas that will carry out an investigation into the accident.
A part of the wind turbine prototype “Vertical Sky A 32” with vertical rotors crashed on the wind test field during gusts. One of the three rotor arms and the 54-meter long rotor blade were in the field. Nobody was injured in the accident.
The nacelle at the top of the structure was alight and falling debris caused a small fire on the ground. Firefighters worked with the site owner and Electricity North West to isolate the power and put a cordon in place to secure the area and allow the fire to burn out safely.
On Thursday, a wing was torn off from one of the turbines in the wind farm at Tönsen. This is the second time this has happened in a short time. Now the wind power company is urging people to keep a safety distance of 300 meters.
A worker is in "serious but stable condition" after suffering burns and falling from height at the Tom nan Clach wind farm in the Highlands.
Deme Offshore’s Orion vessel, which was slated to work at EDP Renewables 100-turbine Moray East Offshore Wind Farm, suffered a crane collapse on Saturday. The firm described it as a “serious accident”.
Fire crews from two stations are this evening battling a major blaze which swept through a wind farm, forestry and bogland in Co. Clare.
A fire in a wind turbine in Germany’s Lower Saxony on January 18 prompted warnings from local authorities to keep windows and doors closed in nearby areas while authorities tackled the blaze.
A 32-meter high toppled over Sunday night in Jorwert, Friesland, while a weather warning for strong winds was in effect. Though it was initially reported to the fire department as a possible case of storm damage, authorities told broadcaster NOS the cause is still under investigation.
This is the second time in six years that a wind turbine has fallen over in Friesland, the spokesperson says. According to Omrop Fryslân, the windmill was blown down by the wind.
While Taggen Vindpark AB obtained a permit for the project from Sweden’s Land and Environmental Court back in 2012, the partners applied to change the original 83-turbine application to include higher and more powerful machines ...The Armed Forces, however, did not greenlight the change and also denied the project as a whole,
First responders were called to a scene in Kittsee in Burgenland on Monday where a wind turbine suddenly caught fire.
One of the turbines had caught alight where the blade is attached to the tower. Smoke from the fire could be seen from as far at the A19 flyover.
The blackout may have been caused by the unexpected shutdowns of the Hornsea offshore wind farm, which is owned by the Danish wind farm company Orsted, and the Little Barford gas-fired power plant, owned by German utility giant RWE. National Grid data showed both of the generators dropped from the grid at around the same time. ...“We would have expected the system to cope with this size of loss of generation,” an Enappsys spokesman said. “This implies that there may have been [other] issues at the time of the trips.”
Freedom of information statistics obtained from the Health and Safety Executive show there have been 81 cases where workers have been injured on the UK’s windfarms since the start of 2014. ...Per year, there were 22 incidents reported in 2014, 17 in 2015, 24 in 2016, three in 2017, 14 in 2018 and only one reported so far this year.
They claim these examinations revealed wind turbines and solar panels are releasing too much electricity into the ground, which is slowly killing their animals. Local farmer Patrick Le Nechet said the mysterious deaths began when a new batch of photovoltaic solar panels were installed, according to Europe 1.
“Turbines are magnets for lightning which is why they are fitted with conductors to transfer the energy to the ground but they can cause significant damage. Blades can explode; generators and control system electronics can incinerate. “The repair of lightning damage can be dangerous and expensive.
According to the wind turbine manufacturer, a lightning strike could have been the reason why the rotor blade broke loose.