Weather Wages War on Wind Power: Typhoon Topples Turbine in Japan

How ironic it is that a wholly weather dependent power source has such a bitterly hard time coping with the … ahem … weather. When Hurricane Maria visited Puerto Rico last year, she managed to splatter wind turbine blades all over the island, leaving residents completely powerless: Weather Dependent Wind Power: Leaves Hurricane Victims Powerless […]

Deadly Cool: Wind Turbine Throws Ice Chunks Into US College

  Throwing 10 tonne blades hundreds of metres, and chunks thereof, for kilometres isn’t the limit of the wholly unnecessary risk created by giant wind turbines. No, in cooler climes, neighbours are trained in the art of dodging lethal flying chunks of ice, too. To the uninitiated, ‘ice throw’ (another wind industry euphemism) might sound […]

Germany: 60-Tonne Wind Turbine Rotor Crashes To Earth

**** 60-Tonne Wind Turbine Rotor Crashes To Earth NoTricksZone Pierre Gosselin 1 March 2016 The online SVZ here reported yesterday on a wind-turbine construction accident occurring in Southern Germany. Workers of the Hamburg-based Nordex company were operating a large hoisting crane by remote control as it lifted the 60-tonne wind turbine rotor assembly for mounting […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Logic: not found on other planets?

STT from time to time receives the “odd” comment (and we mean “really odd”) from people that seem to misunderstand STT’s objectives.  The name and make up of the site might have given it away to most.  “Stop” as in “put an end to” and “these things” which appears over the silhouette of a giant […]