Unfortunately, some people are forced to face death inevitably in the face. Once such tragic instance occurred in 2013 when two engineers were trapped on top of a burning 63 wind turbine. This is the last ever photograph of the … Read more...
Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy
We urgently need to stop the ecological posturing and invest in gas and nuclear
The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a … Read more...
What regulations exist for fire protection in wind turbines?
By Michelle Froese
Wind Turbines and Fires
Wind turbines, like many other big machines, rarely but occasionally catch fire. In 2018 there were some 2200 wind turbines in Australia; there had been a total of three wind turbine fires reported in the press, the most recent in … Read more...
Taming insurance claim costs by investigating failures
Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines
The wind energy industry is one of today’s leading industries in the renewable energy sector, providing an affordable and sustainable energy solution. However, the wind industry faces a number of challenges, one of which is fire and that can cast … Read more...
Fires are major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research
Date: July 16, 2014
Source: Imperial College London
Summary:Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to research. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the … Read more...
Design’s role in construction accident causality and prevention: Perspectives from an expert panel
Improving the safety and health of construction workers through design practices upstream of the construction phase is the objective of the design for construction safety concept. Ease of implementation and effectiveness of this intervention in practice are dependent on there … Read more...
Wind Turbine Accidents
Windmill topples over in Friesland during severe wind warning
December 9, 2019 • Netherlands
Conneaut’s harbor roads reopen after turbine scare
December 3, 2019 • Ohio
Why Lackawanna’s turbines don’t always blow in the wind
November 17, 2019 • New … Read more...