Ohio’s Governor Kasich signed House Bill 483 into law in 2014 and established a new industrial wind turbine setback of approximately 1300 ft from a property line. As we have stated previously, this is still a very weak setback for the safety, health and property rights of neighbors. If BigWind is in your area, (and it probably does lurk in the shadows), ask your neighbors what they think about 1300 ft, after reading the article below? Please make a particular point to ask those who have already leased ground, what they would think if this happened on their property, with family and friends nearby…
It is not clear what caused the giant structure to collapse, but people in the industry said it was a highly unusual event especially as winds were light at the time.
The turbine, valued at over £500,000, collapsed on Friday evening, scattering debris over a wide area.
People in the area said the rotor blades were spinning out of control on the evening the turbine buckled.
The sound of the failing mechanical structure was heard more than seven miles away….
Debris from the stricken turbine is scattered across the mountainside and a large spike remains impaled in the earth several hundred yards from the turbine site.
The turbine is one of eight on Screggagh farm which was commissioned in April 2011….