The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 May 2005

Down on the farm

One of the more reasonable objections to power production by wind turbine is "What if you get enough wind to blow down a turbine?"

Well, there wasn't that much wind yesterday — 12 mph or so — but a tower at an FPL Energy wind farm near Weatherford snapped: two-thirds of the structure came crashing to the ground. The turbine had been operating for only a week when it broke; officials are at a loss to explain how it happened. Power delivery was unaffected.

(Addendum, 9 May, 1 pm: The Faulking Truth reports from the field — hat tip to JMBranum.)

Posted at 9:11 AM to Soonerland


Sabotage by Birds Against Wind Turbine Carnage.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:20 AM on 7 May 2005