Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Wind Turbines are Safe...

...and non-polluting.

A wind turbine burns near Uelzen, a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. The fire that incurred damages of €750,000 is assumed to have been caused by a technical fault near the top of the turbine, according to police reports. -- Spiegel OnLine




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6 comments:

Marie's Two Cents said...

Oh God!

I see them all the time in Oklahoma but never anything like that.

Have Mercy!

Indigo Red said...

There's a turbine farm near San Francisco that kills hundreds of birds every year. The flying birds are struck down by the turbine blades.

Tom said...

My guess is a lubrication failure - just can't get along without that oil, can we?

Indigo Red said...

Most likely, Tom. Lubricants are dirt and dust magnets. Without regular cleaning, I suspect the fan go-round parts get clogged. Oil and grease still are needed, no doubt about it.

Mike's America said...

YIKES! I wouldn't want one of those on my roof!

Indigo Red said...

Why not? It's giving off lots of light.