Tag Archives: Wind Problems

Wind Turbine Catches Fire in Campo

By Roy L Hales
Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMA wind turbine exploded on the Campo Indian Reservation, in San Diego’s East County, around noon on December 16. Flames spread to the surrounding bush. Two bombers that responded to the emergency were hampered by high winds. The situation might have got out of control, had a helicopter not arrived. Half an acre of brush was consumed, but the flames did not reach any of the neighboring houses. Continue reading Wind Turbine Catches Fire in Campo

Problems With Siemens 2.3-108 Wind Turbine Blades At Ocotillo?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A number of questions have risen since a 173 foot-long-blade flew off turbine 156 at the Ocotillo Wind Farm. Ocotillo resident Parke Ewing emailed me that, “The blade was blown off last night during low wind speeds of around 18 mph. This project is not safe for residents, visitors, hikers, off roaders or anyone traveling on the Interstate 8 freeway or Imperial highway…. How can we live here with problems like this?”

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Ocotillo Wind farm: Four months and still VERY little Wind

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Four Months after supposedly going “online,” there seems to be very little probability  Ocotillo Wind Farm will ever live up to its promise of carrying “1,000 MW of additional power into San Diego, or enough energy to serve 650,000 homes.”
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