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.Posted at 9:11 AM to Soonerland