Cavalcade of Wind Farm Chaos: Turbines Collapse, Explode & Get Shot by Angry Neighbour

STT’s sub-editor had a pretty tough time coming up with a headline that had some hope of capturing the cavalcade of chaos detailed in the stories below. We’ll start with yet another turbine collapse in the Emerald Isle. Wind turbine collapses as storms batter Northern Ireland Belfast Telegraph David Young 03 February 2017 High winds […]

Scottish Wind Power Company Attempts to Cover Up Turbine Collapse

*** What’s notable about this story is not that a 160 tonne turbine collapsed without warning, nor is it the effort by the wind power outfit’s spin doctor to pretend that this is the first time a 90m tower has taken a tumble to terra firma (a line we demolish, so to speak, below). No, […]

Wind Turbine Ice Capades: German Wind Farm Neighbour Cheats Death, Dodging Flying Ice Chunks

*** Over the last few weeks German wind turbines have been stubbornly refusing to produce much power at all, while a frightening number have, instead, determined to completely self-destruct, with a rash of collapses, component liberation events (aka blade throws) and self-immolations (see our post here and below). Adding a distinctly cool flavour to the […]

Wind Farm Mass Attack: Wind Turbines Collapsing & Combusting Around the World

*** The number of cases involving turbines collapsing, self immolating or throwing their blades to the four winds (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: […]

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 […]

What’s Not to Like about Wind Power? – Wind Turbine Pyrotechnics & Fatal Flops

Wind power is, as we’re repeatedly told, ‘clean’, ‘green’ and ‘free’. But, ever keen to rain on the wind industry’s parade, here’s a couple of pieces that point out one or more inconvenient truths. As with the picture above, of a turbine self-immolating in Texas (see our post here) – the first concerns the habit […]

Wind Industry Claims Another Ag-Pilot: Minnesota Crop-Duster Killed in Action

Is there anything to say in favour of these things? Not only insanely expensive and utterly pointless at every level, they pose a mortal danger to both man and beast. In the 20 years or so since they’ve spun into heavily subsidised ‘action’, the wind industry’s has managed to clock up a fairly sizeable death […]