Dangerous Ice Age Looms: Wind Turbines Freeze Up & Fail During Winter Cold Snaps

  A changing climate’s said to justify massive subsidies to wind turbines and solar panels, but they’re as useless in frigid weather as they are when the mercury soars. The northern hemisphere turns on bitter winters – getting wind turbines and solar panels to turn on in the midst of one, is another matter. Last […]

Not Cool: Another Reason to Reject Unreliable Wind Power – Iced Up Blades Totally Disables Turbines

During the recent Big Freeze, thousands of Texan wind turbines were frozen solid, incapacitated by burst of frigid winter conditions. Dead calm weather meant that those that weren’t frozen stiff, added practically nothing to the grid. While the internal workings of wind turbines (gearboxes, generators, yaw and blade pitch controls) can be kept operable with […]