How many of you have heard that dead/obsolete wind turbines can be recycled? This is a common myth. If the average wind turbine lasts a mere 10-15 years (per some very good studies), then we have A LOT of blades going to landfills over the next few decades, as wind sites explode across our continent! … Continue reading What happens to old/broken BigWind BLADES?
Can you believe that schools place these on their properties? Imagine if there was significant wind when this occurred. How far can a blade sail? Actually, they have been recorded to fly thousands of feet…. A GE blade has failed at the 200MW Wildcat 1 wind farm in Indiana for the second time in two … Continue reading Another (blade) bites the dust- BigWind falls apart in Indiana
Last week, the Senate Public Utilities Committee resumed hearings on Sub. Senate Bill 58 to modify the energy mandates. Excerpts from 1 of the testimonies is below. The testimony of Kevon Martis notes that to fulfill the Ohio renewable mandate would require 6,765 MW’s of installed wind capacity with a generous capacity factor of 30%. … Continue reading Imagine 1 turbine every 10 miles across the ENTIRE state of Ohio!