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$400,000 Endurance Wind Tower Collapses Due to… Wind Power

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 30, 2013 @ 10:47 pm In The Point | 38 Comments


The future is Green Energy, they say. Like the Endurance Endurance Wind Power E-3120 50kW which made it through three years before being tipped over by a force that its designers could never have anticipated it would encounter [2].

Wind power.

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”. Installed by renewable energy company Dulas it was supposed to have a life expectancy of 25 years.

They neglected however to maintain that 22 years of that life would be as a mangled rusting wreck that would exist only to make a mockery of everything that it once represented. Much like Al Gore.

This isn’t the first time a wind turbine has spectacularly failed. This video from Denmark captures the collapse of a Nordtank NKT 600-180/43.

Here’s one catching on fire.

Green clean sustainable energy. It’s the future. For three years anyway. Then it blows up and you have to replace it.

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[2] a force that its designers could never have anticipated it would encounter: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/01/30/oooops-at-least-they-didnt-name-it-robust/

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