Offshore wind alarming failures

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    It is not plastic
    Plastic is not known to be physically rigid, strong. I have seen children bend straws.
    Fiberglass is nothing like plastic.
    Carbon fiber is nothing like plastic.
    The force applied across a wind turbine blade that is spinning at over a 100 mph at it's tip, much less at it's center? That is great question. How much force is being applied? How does it vary across the length of the blade? How much torque is felt at the tip? In a 20 mph wind? How does that tip buffet, vibrate? Load and unload as the wind varies erratically? That is over a hour of google searching for that answer. But the simple logic would dictate stress fractures, fatigue cracks. Lets add freezing and heating?
     
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    According to CERES, the wind energy mouth piece for investing, Offshore wind is going to cost somebody over $25 trillion. Any idea who pays for that Old Crock!
     
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    Looks to me like big fossil fuel shenanigans.
    Transmission is latest front in fossil fuels v. renewables battle

    The global offshore wind energy pipeline has grown by 10% in the past year to over 104 gigawatts (GW) according to new data published by RenewableUK, which also showed that the United Kingdom remains the largest offshore wind market in the world with a portfolio of 35.2 GW.

    UK Leads Offshore Wind Rankings As Global Pipeline Increases 10% In 2018, Reports RenewableUK | CleanTechnica
     
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    yes, the UK leads the world in offshore wind turbine failures. It is hard to get a solid number of the failures. It appears that many people stand to lose billions of dollars if the truth gets out so the failure rate is being kept in secret. It is reported that as much as 89% of the turbines are failing.

    This is a huge technical blow to Wind Power.

    Thank you for bringing this attention to the the largest wind farm in the World.
     
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    Ice is not a windmill's friend.

    Flying blades kill.

    Fortunately there isn't any ice anymore due to Pope Algore's fervent prayers against warming having succeeded so wildly.

    Right?
     
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    Why wonder? Do the math! Lets say you could build 10,000 wind turbines and another 100 square miles of solar panels. Big deal, they still can not provide the power of one single nuclear power plant yet you have used more than 10,000 times as much natural resources creating millions of tons of CO2 for a very tiny amount of electricity.

    Wind and Solar will be the largest users of Coal and Oil as long as we build them.
     
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    Flying over the English Channel, one looks down at wind farms, stretching from the Belgian coast to Dover. It resembles a graveyard.
     
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    Interesting, how the overwhelming free market success of wind energy has upset so many people. Most wind-power-haters would appear to be crony socialists.

    Of course, out of sheer desperation, they'll fake stories about how the success is really all due to government subsidies. The free market pays no attention to those fables, and just keeps making big money with wind power.
     

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