Tragic Windfarm Death – Unanswered Questions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t ptolemy2 – According to BBC News, the family of 74yr old security guard Ronnie Alexander are looking for answers as to how he died of exposure while guarding the Afton wind farm during severe weather. Family want answers over death in snow on wind farm 7 March 2018 The…

Tilting at Windmills

Guest essay by Andi May If you had told me a year ago that I would willingly move into proximity of a windfarm, I would have laughed. Yet this is precisely what I have done. Wellington’s South Coast lies on the very southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, and is renowned for the winds…

Surprising: World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outperforms

The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than…