Pictures filed under Safety from Vermont

Lightning strikes and wind turbines

Lightningatlowellmtvt_thumb This recent photo of the wind turbines on Lowell Mountain in northern Vermont in a lightning storm provokes the thoughts of the dangers of forest fires as these machines are erected throughout heavily forested areas in northern New England. 
23 Aug 2015

Searsburg turbine blades with ice

Searsburgwithice_thumb The Searsburg wind turbines were first erected in 1996. The blades of the turbines at Searsburg are made out of fiberglass. Each 60-foot long blade weighs about 4,250 pounds. To help with ice removal, the blades are black and have a Teflon-like coating. The white on the blades in the photograph shows ice build-up on the blades.
25 Jan 2011
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