Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gone with the Wind

The story is too good to ignore.

A wind turbine in England has been blown down by… the wind.

The £250,000 tower, which stood as tall as a six storey building, was hit by gale force gusts of 50mph.

The structure then collapsed at a farm in Bradworth, Devon, leaving a "mangled wreck".

Margaret Coles, Chairwoman of Bradworthy District Council, said hail storms and strong winds have hit the area and the turbine, installed just three years ago, simply could not withstand the wind.

"The bolts on the base could not withstand the wind and as we are a very windy part of the country they [the energy company] have egg on their face," she said. "There are concerns about safety."

The Bradworthy Parish Council, who opposed the turbine, expressed concern that there was “nothing exceptional” in the speed of the winds.

 Tell me that that does not brighten up your day!

1 comment:

n.n said...

Every time a windmill falls, a bird or bat keeps its wings... and head.