Tag: blade

What happens to old/broken BigWind BLADES?

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?

Another (blade) bites the dust- BigWind falls apart in Indiana

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

Imagine 1 turbine every 10 miles across the ENTIRE state of Ohio!

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!