Wind turbines not turning?
July 27, 2011 7:20 AM Subscribe
Why do you see so many wind turbines stopped - even on a windy day? (What constitutes good or bad wind turbine running conditions?)
posted by jillithd to science & nature (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm seeing more wind turbines around (including this new one at our local VA hospital
) but hardly ever see them turning! Why is that? What constitutes good running conditions for a wind turbine? What are bad
running conditions for a wind turbine? Do they need a significant amount of maintenance causing them to be stopped often?
This is partly prompted by an acquaintance of mine who drives truck and is all "HURF DURF I never see those turbines spinning in Iowa or [some other state] where there are fields full of them!"