Thursday, 8 December 2011

Going over like dominoes

In my post entitled Accidentally speaking, I wrote about some of the potential problems wind turbines have - from falling over to catching fire and how these hazards do not seem to come close to making it onto the radar of either the planning authorities or developers.

Well, it seems that we have had our first catastrophic failure of a turbine tower here in Scotland, and reports suggest that the rotor was turning at the time of the collapse. This incident happened yesterday. Fortunately, in this particular case nobody was hurt. However, I would like to think that this particular accident will act as a wake up call to both the planners and the developers.

And if that wasn't enough, this one in North Ayrshire caught fire earlier today after what appears to have been a problem with its braking system......

Two failures of this nature within 24 hours really should start to ring alarm bells; alarm bells that in reality should have been ringing for quite a while now......