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BigWind RELEASES landowners from leases in Ohio!!

Since our excitement (in red) makes this a little difficult to read, here is the letter in its entirety...Citizens for Clear Skies in Van Wert county have been persistent, devoted to truth, and unstoppable. Congratulations!! There is hope for others!! "Commissioners, We have made the difficult decision to conclude our pursuit of the Long Prairie … Continue reading BigWind RELEASES landowners from leases in Ohio!!

Van Wert, Ohio Turbine BREAKS and throws debris >800 feet!

  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 … Continue reading Van Wert, Ohio Turbine BREAKS and throws debris >800 feet!

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