Danger Zone: School Kids Run For Cover As Wind Turbine Spins Out-of-Control & Collapses

Placing industrial wind turbines in schoolyards is hardly the brightest move, given their habit of throwing blades in all directions and collapsing without warning. They've also been known to throw massive chunks of ice through roofs and windows - which is what happened at a Massachusetts Community College back in 2018 - luckily no one … Continue reading Danger Zone: School Kids Run For Cover As Wind Turbine Spins Out-of-Control & Collapses

Drop Zone: Wind Turbines Keep Showering Locals With Giant Unshackled Blades, Hatches & More

As the wind industry would have it, these things are safer than houses and wouldn’t hurt a fly. The reality is, oh so much, different. Flinging 10-20 tonne/45-60m blades in all directions is just the beginning. Showering their locality with nacelle door hatches and other random bits and pieces, and drenching their surrounds with a … Continue reading Drop Zone: Wind Turbines Keep Showering Locals With Giant Unshackled Blades, Hatches & More

Component Liberation: Wind Turbines Keep Throwing 8-20 Tonne Blades In All Directions

Like playing Where’s Waldow, wind turbines keep losing blades and their owners apparently have trouble finding them again. Which seems strange, given that these suckers are 45-70m long and weigh between 8 and 20 tonnes. The trade euphemism for blades flying in all directions is “component liberation”, as if that abuse of the English language … Continue reading Component Liberation: Wind Turbines Keep Throwing 8-20 Tonne Blades In All Directions