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What does irony look like?
« on: January 30, 2013, 12:08:09 PM »


Wind turbine collapses in high wind

 The £250,000 tower, which stood as tall as a six storey building, was hit by gale force gusts of 50mph.

The structure then collapsed at a farm in Bradworth, Devon, leaving a "mangled wreck".

Margaret Coles, Chairwoman of Bradworthy District Council, said hail storms and strong winds have hit the area and the turbine, installed just three years ago, simply could not withstand the wind.

"The bolts on the base could not withstand the wind and as we are a very windy part of the country they [the energy company] have egg on their face," she said. "There are concerns about safety."

The Bradworthy Parish Council, who opposed the turbine, expressed concern that there was “nothing exceptional” in the speed of the winds.




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Re: What does irony look like?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 12:31:14 PM »
The Bradworthy Parish Council, who opposed the turbine, expressed concern that there was “nothing exceptional” in the speed of the winds
And they would be right, today's turbines are designed for gale force winds, in fact they shut down around 50, some freeze, others tilt back to slow the force on the blades, some even adjust the blades at the moment and slow down, but the towers should withstand 90mph.

Just more PC BS in an effort to be the Greenest in the area.
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Re: What does irony look like?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 01:05:32 PM »
The Bradworthy Parish Council, who opposed the turbine, expressed concern that there was “nothing exceptional” in the speed of the winds
And they would be right, today's turbines are designed for gale force winds, in fact they shut down around 50, some freeze, others tilt back to slow the force on the blades, some even adjust the blades at the moment and slow down, but the towers should withstand 90mph.

Just more PC BS in an effort to be the Greenest in the area.

Monday on the way into town to do my taxes I passed about 50 turbines.   Going into town and coming home not one was moving.  The wind on Monday for that area was between 15 and 20 mph.

I wish I could say this way not normal but I have been going passed then now for 5 years.   At the most, I have only seen 5 moving at one time in the 5 years.
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Re: What does irony look like?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 02:24:06 PM »
Monday on the way into town to do my taxes I passed about 50 turbines.   Going into town and coming home not one was moving.  The wind on Monday for that area was between 15 and 20 mph.

I wish I could say this way not normal but I have been going passed then now for 5 years.   At the most, I have only seen 5 moving at one time in the 5 years.
That's because they most likely shut the others off, they didn't need the power and no one wanted to pay the increased cost of power produced by Green energy.
That's right, solar, wind, the the power generate is sold at a higher rate, but if no one is buying?
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Re: What does irony look like?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 02:39:16 PM »
That's because they most likely shut the others off, they didn't need the power and no one wanted to pay the increased cost of power produced by Green energy.
That's right, solar, wind, the the power generate is sold at a higher rate, but if no one is buying?

"They" say there only good for about 25 years. 

"The costs for a utility scale wind turbine in 2012 range from about $1.3 million to $2.2 million per MW of nameplate capacity installed."

That's a lot of money just setting there doing zip. 
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Re: What does irony look like?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 02:57:44 PM »
"They" say there only good for about 25 years. 

"The costs for a utility scale wind turbine in 2012 range from about $1.3 million to $2.2 million per MW of nameplate capacity installed."

That's a lot of money just setting there doing zip.
Bingo! That's why they lock them down, no wear and tear.
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