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peakbagger
04-23-2013, 12:05 PM
Darn, no video. An interesting article neverthless.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/04/23/news/mid-maine/regulators-advocates-opponents-of-wind-energy-take-sides-after-fire-destroys-a-4-million-turbine-at-maines-largest-wind-farm/

RoySwkr
04-23-2013, 07:49 PM
"Veers estimates that a single turbine costs in the vicinity of $4 million."

Wow, I thought much of the money was in the roads, etc.

Lost Dad
04-23-2013, 08:26 PM
Imagine if that had happened on a Red Flag Warning day! Low humidity & high winds could have created quite the forest fire. They were pretty lucky that the ground was covered in snow. I find the comparison to fires from the logging industry or the ski industry to be absurd; they clearly stated "when the employees arrived the next morning" Most ski areas & active logging areas are pretty well populated. Also referenced was the fire detection system; big deal, what about fire suppression?