Imagine An Offshore Wind Farm During A Major Hurricane

Eco-nutcases want to destroy the environment by building offshore bird choppers up and down the coasts. Imagine what an offshore wind farm looks like after a 180 MPH category five hurricane hits it.

In order to be a global warming advocate, one of the essential requirements is that you have an IQ less than a turnip.

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14 Responses to Imagine An Offshore Wind Farm During A Major Hurricane

  1. R. de Haan says:

    Both Romney and Obama are going after a carbon tax and green schemes.
    Watch the video’s: http://climategate.nl/2012/11/03/verhitte-discussies-over-sandy-en-climate-change/

  2. Moral of the story is don’t build wind farms where it may be too windy… or be sure someone will pay to rebuild them when they get blown to smithereens. I only just now was able to place a name on the wind farm in far SW Texas – the Delaware Mountain Wind Farm ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_Mountain_Wind_Farm ), which I’d heard had exactly that fate. Found an old description of the wipeout ( http://curioandrelicfirearmsforum.yuku.com/topic/18185#.UJVURIV5Fcw ) but unfortunately the photo links have expired. The windmills are all fine now, the question is who paid the repair bill and can all those new ones withstand a similar such repeat of the unprecedented high winds that happen all the time there?

  3. Pathway says:

    “Who paid the bills?” You paid the bills through higher utility bills and higher taxes to subsidize these ineffecient forms of power production.

  4. Stephen Richards says:

    In order to be a global warming advocate, one of the essential requirements is that you have an IQ less than a turnip.

    Turnips make good soup, are tasty when roasted with a sprinkle of cumin. So a generally useful item. So I think that you exaggerate, Steven. If they had the IQ and usefulness of a turnip they would be unfit to be CC advocates. You insult the turnips of this world.

  5. Hugh Soestupid says:

    Offshore wind turbines from Vestas, GE, and other companies have computer systems that adjust the pitch of the rotors to compensate for the very rare 180 mile winds during a severe storm, the turbines will cease electricity production during the storm, and 99.9% of the time, the turbines will be fine and resume power generation when the storm passes. Vestas reports the onshore turbines in the U.S. in the path of SuperStorm Sandy are fine, they’re back up and running.
    When you see a picture of a bus going off a road in a rainstorm, do you stop allowing people to ride busses?
    You people are stupid, you should do some research before you post your jibberish online.

    • Sandy was tropical storm with 60 MPH winds. No wind farm has ever been exposed to a category five hurricane. Like most lefties, you are spewing mindless crap.

      Wind turbines are generally expected to survive up to a Category 3 hurricane.

      http://blog.cleanenergy.org/2012/06/04/wind-turbines-and-hurricanes/

    • Stephen Richards says:

      If you knew anything you would know that feathering does not stop the blades entirely. It does slow them though. In a storm of over 80 mph and with the brake off (they all have brakes) they will still be liable to damage. Then again there you stupidity in not realising that you said they were useless in high winds. I will add to your statement that they are also useless in low winds.

    • higley7 says:

      WInd turbines have to be feathered or even truned off in high winds, just when they are getting efficient as the reduction gears overheat. There is no lubricant that can handle the temperatures. ALso, imagine the stresses wind and waves put on the ocean turbine structures. Give them a few years of stresses and they will need replacing. There is nothing long-lived about these machines. Their middle name is Expensive and practical is not in their design.

    • Me says:

      At least ye got yer name right Hugh Soestupid…. LMAO!

  6. Andrew says:

    Wow, ha, the wind bent the blades until one of them struck the support. I had to watch several times to see that.

  7. higley7 says:

    I don’t know, but you may be underestimating turnips. At least they do one thing and do it very well. These clowns can make no such claims.

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