The number of cases involving turbines collapsing, self immolating or throwing their blades to the four winds (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times it’s enemy action”.
This collection of stories from the US, UK, Germany and Canada suggests either enemy action or a product with a thoroughly hopeless design.
Missaukee County Wind Turbine Destroyed By Fire
9 and 10 News
21 December 2106
“We got on scene to find heavy smoke and fire,” says Jay Deboer, deputy chief for the McBain Fire Department.
Fire way up at the top of a wind turbine.
We caught on camera the…
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