Mortal Danger: Wind Turbines Throw Blades, Disintegrate & Collapse with Alarming Regularity

More turbine mayhem, this time it’s Siemens turbines – less than 4 years old – collapsing on Maui – an island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Parts fall off wind turbine The Maui News Lee Imada 4 October 2016 The blades, hub and nacelle of one of eight Auwahi Wind turbines in the Kanaio area separated from […]

Happenstance or Enemy Action? Giant Wind Turbines Collapsing with Alarming Regularity

**** The number of cases involving collapsing turbines and flying blades (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three […]

Wind Turbine Blade Throw: Senate Inquiry Gives Chance to Hammer Insanely Dangerous Setback Rules: Submissions Extended to 4 May

 **** The number of cases involving collapsing turbines and flying blades (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three […]

Berserk Warriors: it’s the Dane’s Turn to Take Cover as (Yet) Another Turbine Self-Destructs

*** Remember all those stories about wind turbines lasting for 25 years – without so much as the need for an oil-change – and being “safe as houses”? Well, as STT followers well-know those ‘stories’ are unraveling at a rocketing rate – with giant fans collapsing in crumpled heaps; spontaneously combusting; and throwing blades to […]

More Wind Turbine Terror: Blades Thrown to the Four-Winds in Ireland

**** The Irish seem to have had all the “luck” lately. We only just reported on a turbine that tumbled back to earth in County Tyrone, Ulster a week or so back – with a sound like an “exploding bomb” (see our post here). And have been reporting about tumbling turbines and flying blades so […]

Tumbling Turbine Terror Continues: Another One Bites the Dust – this time it’s Ireland’s Turn

**** No sooner had the ink dried, so to speak, on our post earlier this week about collapsing turbines and flying blades (aka “component liberation”) than yet another tale of tumbling turbine terror and blades bidding for airborne freedom erupted from the (otherwise) pleasant fields of the Emerald Isle. If we were a tad cynical, […]

Gravity Bringing Wind Power to its Knees: Blades Keep Flying, as Farmers & Schoolkids Learn to Run & Duck for Cover

**** A little while back we covered a spate of turbine collapses across the UK – terrorising locals not used to the sky-falling in around them on a regular basis (see our post here). And we’ve dealt with the increasing numbers of turbine blades that routinely unshackle themselves in bids for airborne freedom, troublesome events, […]