Tag: blade

Why does BigWind ‘sell’ their ‘farms’ every 6 yrs?

Why does BigWind 'sell' their 'farms' every 5-7 years? What? You don't know anything about this? Right, it is kept quiet...you don't read about this in the paper. You need to go to the courthouse and you will learn that they quietly 'sell' their 'farms', like a used car, to another company. This cycle repeats … Continue reading Why does BigWind ‘sell’ their ‘farms’ every 6 yrs?

BigWind overflows LANDFILLs in USA

How many times have you been told that renewable energy is GREEN? Really? Read our home page for a reality check...If this picture doesn't shock you, especially when you read we will put 8,000/yr IN a landfill, then you are braindead.... Indestructible wind turbine blades can't easily be crushed, recycled or repurposed Instead they are hacked … Continue reading BigWind overflows LANDFILLs in USA

BigWind WILL die, and then new problems begin

We have blogged about this before.  In order to build a turbine, there are hundred of gallons of oil, toxic chemicals, concrete, steel, etc. that is generated.  Turbines do not last forever and certainly, they do not last anywhere near that of a traditional nuclear or coal facility. What happens then? Recycled? NOPE, well maybe … Continue reading BigWind WILL die, and then new problems begin

BigWind requires a BigDig (for expansion)

We just blogged about this 4 days ago. From the couple of hundreds of gallons of oil, to the NON recyclable blades to the hundreds of lbs of rare earth elements, to the massive toxic batteries, there is NOTHING GREEN about renewable energy. This is a falsehood, a lie, spread by BigWind and their green fanatics. … Continue reading BigWind requires a BigDig (for expansion)

What do ya mean, Wind Turbines AREN’T Green?

This article, could make you, both laugh and cry. We should cry because of the realities of this industry, as the USA adds tens of thousands of turbines every year; therefore, tens of thousands of blades end up in our landfills.  We should laugh b/c the company "did not respond" to the request for exact … Continue reading What do ya mean, Wind Turbines AREN’T Green?

What would Ohio farmer do with this ‘rare’ BigWind event?

Why is it that something, BigWind touts as 'RARE', seems to be occurring so darned often?? We have blogged about countless fires. This nacelle (middle of machine) is described as being as large as a school bus and we know the blades to be longer than a football field.  People, mistakenly, do not realize the size … Continue reading What would Ohio farmer do with this ‘rare’ BigWind event?

Van Wert blade shear gets NO media attention? Help us change this!

Against the backdrop of an upcoming election and a diminishing legislative calendar, the wind lobby is working overtime to press its case for reduced setbacks.   President Trump is a broken record on fake news but what about “no news”?   A blade failure occurred at Avangrid’s Van Wert County Blue Creek project on August 26th.    The … Continue reading Van Wert blade shear gets NO media attention? Help us change this!

BigWind bullies Ohio community

How ILLogical is it for a community to pay 14 cents per kWh for electricity, when they can purchase it for 10? This is the dilemma of the city of Conneaut, Ohio.  You will read that the turbine has $250,000 worth of repairs and NexGen will happily repair it IF the city renews a 10 … Continue reading BigWind bullies Ohio community

BigWind ‘autopsy’ will educate students alright

I suppose autopsies can, theoretically, be useful in fields other than medicine.  Take for instance, the broken turbine story below.  More often than not, it does appear as though turbines don't operate well for schools.  They often need expensive repairs, repairs that the schools cannot afford, and rarely produce the energy they promise- no surprise. … Continue reading BigWind ‘autopsy’ will educate students alright

OPSB issues draft BigWind siting rules- the joke is on us

This past week the Ohio Power Siting Board released its industrial wind facility “Draft Rules” for comment. The OPSB release states: The public is invited to submit comments on these rules. In an entry dated September 22, 2016, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) issued proposed rules applicable to wind‑powered electric generation facilities in amended … Continue reading OPSB issues draft BigWind siting rules- the joke is on us

Country of Poland proves that Ohio’s wind turbines setbacks are weak

  The BigWind companies in Ohio are, chronically and constantly, arguing that our setbacks from property lines are entirely too restrictive. So restrictive, in fact, that it hampers THEIR success in our state. But, what about OUR residents?  We recently blogged about an individual in Van Wert county who has struggled (and still is) with … Continue reading Country of Poland proves that Ohio’s wind turbines setbacks are weak

BigWind graveyard or birthplace? Van Wert, Ohio

On Hoaglin Center Rd in Van Wert, Ohio this BigWind graveyard and birthplace exists. Some believe it is a graveyard because damaged blades seem to appear, regularly, as if they are being changed out at night. This is also a birthplace, as the replacement blades regularly move in/out of this lot (via train).  The Van … Continue reading BigWind graveyard or birthplace? Van Wert, Ohio

Bearings and $ losses causing BigWind holiday headaches

We have blogged, before, that an achilles heal of this industry in the bearings. Siemens now reports a $279 million charge to earnings in the third quarter due to blade repairs caused by faulty bearings and the effects of harsh weather conditions.  Blade failures and degradation lead to excessive noise emissions as well as accidents.  … Continue reading Bearings and $ losses causing BigWind holiday headaches

BigWind NEEDS BigOil to survive

BigWind blades, predominantly, depend upon epoxy adhesives to glue their seams etc. As the blades get longer, they will only depend on them more. Where do epoxy adhesives originate? Where are the raw materials, to make epoxy, derived from? Big Bad Oil - they are petroleum based. Does anyone else find this ironic? Those who … Continue reading BigWind NEEDS BigOil to survive

BigWind THROWS FLAMING BLADE 100 meters

This doesn't make our new Ohio setback of 1250 feet from a property line look too bad anymore, does it?  What if this happened in a dry field? What if this happened at a school, where our state setbacks are not mandated?  The first sentence of this article is laughable, because as BigWind is forced … Continue reading BigWind THROWS FLAMING BLADE 100 meters