Wind farm accident report released: blade failure number 1 cause
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2 km setback recommended for safety
The accident report for wind ‘farms’ around the world prepared to mid-2014 by Caithness Wind Farm Information Forum has just been released.
The information may be found here.
Blade failure is the number one cause of incidents reported, with fire listed as the second cause. The nature of the blade failure incidents has caused the Caithness Forum to confirm its recommendation that the setback between any wind turbine and human habitation should be 2 km as a minimum for safety.