Pictures filed under Structural Failure

Vestas turbine blades shredded in high winds

Payne_oh_wind_turbine_damage_4-24-2012_011_thumb Two blades shattered on a recently installed Vestas V100 1.8 MW under windy conditions. Blade debris was thrown more than 1000 feet from the turbine site in a working farm field. The turbine was part of the Timber Road II facility located in Ohio just beyond the Indiana state line. The project is owned by Portuguese-based EDP Renewables.
24 Apr 2012

Vestas blade shreds in the wind

Img_2685_001_thumb Two blades shattered on a recently installed Vestas V100 1.8 MW under windy conditions. Blade debris was thrown more than 1000 feet from the turbine site in a working farm field. The turbine was part of the Timber Road II facility located in Ohio just beyond the Indiana state line. The project is owned by Portuguese-based EDP Renewables.
24 Apr 2012

Searsburg turbine debris on the ground

Searsburg_remains_1_thumb Turbine #10 at the Searsburg wind energy facility in Searsburg, Vermont experienced a catastrophic failure on September 15, 2008. One of the destroyed blades remains as litter at the project site. Green Mountain Power, the Vermont utility that owns the plant, and the State of Vermont, have neglected to have the land cleared of turbine debris.
15 May 2011

Searsburg blade debris lays on the ground

Searsburg_remains_thumb Turbine #10 at the Searsburg wind energy facility in Searsburg, Vermont experienced a catastrophic failure on September 15, 2008. One of the destroyed blades remains as litter at the project site. Green Mountain Power, the Vermont utility that owns the plant, and the State of Vermont, have neglected to have the land cleared of turbine debris.
15 May 2011

Searsburg blade debris hangs from tree

Searsburg_remains_tree_thumb Turbine #10 at the Searsburg wind energy facility in Searsburg, Vermont experienced a catastrophic failure on September 15, 2008. Debris from the collapsed tower still litter the landscape. In this photo, a giant piece of the blade dangerously hangs in tree branches. Green Mountain Power, the Vermont utility that owns the plant, just left the turbine pieces strewn in the woods near the site.
15 May 2011

Blade failure at Grand Ridge wind site (2)

Dsc_6887_(medium)_thumb Two turbines at the 100.5 MW Grand Ridge Energy wind facility in La Salle County, Illinois, about 80 miles southwest of Chicago, experienced blade failures on July 23-24, 2010. A spokeswoman for Invenergy Wind said that, in the event of high winds, the turbines are designed to come to rest with one blade pointing down and parallel to the base of the tower. According to Invenergy, the winds came so quickly that the safety mechanism did not have time to engage.
10 Aug 2010

Blade failure at Grand Ridge wind site

Dsc_6892_-medium-_thumb Two turbines at the 100.5 MW Grand Ridge Energy wind facility in La Salle County, Illinois, about 80 miles southwest of Chicago, experienced blade failures on July 23-24, 2010. A spokeswoman for Invenergy Wind said that, in the event of high winds, the turbines are designed to come to rest with one blade pointing down and parallel to the base of the tower. According to Invenergy, the winds came so quickly that the safety mechanism did not have time to engage.
10 Aug 2010

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