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 […]

Wind Power Investors Fleeced: Teenage Turbines Falling Apart in Donegal

**** Wind power outfits still make wild claims about these things running on the smell of an oily rag and lasting for 25 years or more, needing little more than a hug from time to time. However, the operations and maintenance cost of these things is around $25 per MWh – hardly the zero marginal […]

Wind Industry Claims Flying Blades & Crashing Turbines a ‘Landmark & Tourist Attraction’

**** 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 […]

Disintegrating Wind Turbines & Mass ‘Planned’ Blackouts in Germany: What’s Not to Like About Wind Power?

**** The wind industry, its parasites and spruikers, around the globe, hail Germany as THE wind power ‘Super Model’. Trouble is, in Germany – as elsewhere – the ‘gloss’ has well-and-truly worn off – and the ‘Model’ is looking more than just a little worse for wear. The Germans went into wind power harder and […]

290 Tonne Vestas Wind Turbines Dropping Like Giant Wounded Flies

**** Our post – Happenstance or Enemy Action? Giant Wind Turbines Collapsing with Alarming Regularity – was barely up a week, and yet another story of a 290 tonne whirling juggernaut crashing back to Earth popped up in Sweden. This time, another vertically vulnerable Vestas hit the deck – a V112 with three 54.7m blades, […]

Wind Farms: As “Safe as Houses”

**** STT has worked pretty solidly to cover the increasing numbers of turbine blades that routinely unshackle themselves in bids for airborne freedom, troublesome events, which the wind industry euphemistically calls “component liberation” (see our posts here and here and here and here). But lately, STT has been working over-time to keep up with the […]

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, […]