Thursday, December 8, 2011
That's what I call a strong gust of wind!
Scotland has been lashed by storms today, with one gust measured at 164 mph - well into Category 5 hurricane territory. The Daily Mail has an article with many photographs of damage caused by the storm. This one in particular caught my eye. It shows a wind turbine that literally exploded when the wind damaged its mechanism.
There are two larger images of the turbine at the link, along with many other photographs.
That's the best part of three million dollars down the drain - yet another illustration of why wind power is a chancy thing, at best . . .