Exploding Wind Turbine Is Worthy Of Slow Motion Replay
|By Michael d'Estries in Energy, Wind Power | February 24, 2008|
We’re thinking that wind turbine manufacturers are less than thrilled with the above video circulating online. Apparently, this all went down in Denmark when a safety breaking system failed in strong winds. Reports say that two engineers were working on top of the turbine to repair the breaking system, but managed to get down before all hell broke loose. A 19 meter piece of the blade was thrown 20 metrers away. Smaller pieces were sent more than 500 meters away.
There a reason why these 1 MW turbines should be kept a safe distance from homes. Glad to see nobody was hurt.