Here’s an interesting photo taken off the coast of Denmark. We seldom get a chance to see a clear visual illustration of how a wind turbine affects its neighbors. When weather conditions are right, the wake effect downwind of the turbines can form clouds and we can see that the wind becomes more turbulent and […]
Electricity From Wind Turbines is Bad for the Grid
If you’re a technical person, you’ll find this interesting. Wind energy advocates, while admitting wind energy is intermittent with wide and often rapid variations, assumed the presence of many turbines in a large scale wind project would average the ups and downs and transform it into smooth power to the grid, unfortunately, a new study […]
How Do You Put Out a Wind Turbine Fire?
File this under the heading of “Hmm, … I never thought about that.” Did you know that wind turbines occasionally catch fire? It isn’t something you see every day, we hope, but as the photos here illustrate, they sometimes do. In any normal situation, when you see something ablaze, you call the fire department and […]
What Would Wind Turbines Look Like Here in North East?
Until the wind turbines are installed at any location, it’s difficult to imagine what the completed project will look like. Our best clue is to look at installations in other communities around the country. Both New York and Wisconsin have had turbines installed in close proximity to populated areas, not an ideal situation, but it’s […]
This is a 500 Foot Wind Turbine
Sometimes, only a photo will do. The wind turbine shown here is 500 feet tall installed on a farm in Wisconsin and just like the ones proposed for North East township. Most of us are familiar with the size of a farm silo so this photo may begin to give you a sense of what […]
How Big are Wind Turbines?
Most of us are not personally familiar with utility scale wind turbines, the sort of turbine being proposed for North East. Over the last several years, turbines have grown in height and rotor diameter and these turbines now have an overall height, from the base of the tower to the tip of the blade at […]