UPDATE 1-France's Areva picks Scotland for wind turbine factory

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Billcarson wrote:

The commercial wind turbine business has a dirty little secret : “gear box failures” These failures in multi-million dollar turbines only three years old are causing catastrophic failures costing the owners up to one million every three years to keep the turbines online.

One gear box company has had over 600 gear box failures. The megawatt turbines in Portsmouth,Rhode Island ,Princeton,Massachusetts and Otis Air Base on Cape Cod all have three year old catastrophic failures. Many feel the gear box failures have led to the catastrophic fires in the motors.

Now the wind industry after keeping the secret that the new turbines have direct drive units and don’t breakdown ! Can you believe the ongoing bunco scheme ? These turbines only last three years !

Nov 19, 2012 9:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
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