Tag: siemens

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

Big Wind, I call your bluff – go ahead and stand w/o the PTC!

Comparing Wind-to-Coal is like comparing an Energy Bar-to-Candy Bar for exercising…one gives you an extended supply of energy, where the other allows you to crash and burn in a short time.  Coal provides us with a consistent, stable energy source, but wind is on/off and as our EPA policies decimate the coal industry, blackouts/grid problems … Continue reading Big Wind, I call your bluff – go ahead and stand w/o the PTC!