This blade failure happened Saturday in Van Wert County, Ohio. Second failure here in Van Wert in less then 7 yrs of operation. Here are the significant FACTS about this failure:
This wasn’t a storm incident with high winds and still managed to throw debri over 800’.
The debri from this turbine was thrown past the setback distance that was in place at the time it was installed (7 years ago).
With the new proposed setback distances in Ohio here is how far these turbines will be from your property line.
475’ turbine as shown. 570’
600’ turbine new proposed. 720’
One thing that this failure DIDNT do was throw debris past the current standing setback law of 1000’ to a property line.
Doesn’t take too much common sense here to see that Ohio current setback laws were made to protect the community and if anything need to be lengthened.
Which local news media will get out from under the thumb of the wind industry and post this???