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Storm's bolt damages blade at Shoreway

A wind turbine installed at Shoreway Shopping Center last month did fine until it was pitted against an untamed energy source - lightning. One blade of the 100-kilowatt turbine, atop a 120-foot tower in the Shoreway Shopping Center parking lot, was hit by lightning during a thunderstorm Wednesday night.
3 Aug 2010

Faulty parts continue to plague Conneaut turbine

Kent Houston, Conneaut Area City Schools' superintendent, said he recently spoke with NexGen Energy, the Colorado company that built the 600 kW generator earlier this year, for a status update. A part has kept the mammoth machine from cranking out power at levels it was designed to reach, Houston said.
20 Mar 2010

Perkins Schools turbines back up, but not running yet

When students pull into the Perkins High School parking lot today, they'll see three wind turbines in front of them, fully assembled for the first time since February. But the blades aren't turning yet, and Perkins Schools superintendent Jim Gunner said the school will proceed cautiously in getting the system back up to full capacity. The original 6-meter blades, some of which blew off during an especially windy day in February, are gone.
31 Aug 2009

New blades for wind turbines

New blades will be installed on four turbines that were shut down temporarily at two locations in the area. A crew yesterday replaced the blades on the wind turbine at Turtle Plastics in Lorain. New blades also will be placed on three turbines at Perkins High School in Perkins Township. The four turbines were built by the same company and were shut down to ensure safety after the blades broke off a turbine at Perkins High School.
18 Apr 2009

3 turbines crash after blades from one break

Three wind turbines at Perkins High School crashed Saturday when the blades broke off one of them. No one was hurt when parts of the fiberglass blades came off the turbine as it spun, winging the blades up to 40 yards away from the silver monopole tower, near the high school at 3714 Campbell St. The remaining two turbines will not be used until they are inspected and officials figure out what caused the blades to break.
10 Feb 2009
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