They still do not provide reliable energy, even after changing the name to the racecar-sounding turbine. Irony? A good wind can knock them down.
OLIVER TOWNSHIP, MI — A wind turbine located in Huron County fell over during a winter storm that brought wind and heavy snow to much of the state, but the cause of the collapse is unclear.
The Exelon Corp. turbine is located near Gagetown and Richardson roads in Oliver Township, according to Huron County Central Dispatch.
Oliver Township Planning Commission Chairman Brion Dickens lives about a third of a mile from the damaged turbine.
"I'm not going to speculate. It was just a mechanical failure," he said Thursday, Feb. 25. "We don't know if it was weather related."
Dickens said the turbine is thought to have fallen over about 5 a.m. Thursday. The nearest home is about 2,200 feet away, he said.
"The zoning ordinance we have in place prevented anything from happening to anybody or anything," Dickens said.
"We're waiting for the turbine owner to get back with us to inform us of their plans," he added.The only thing turbines generate reliably are subsidies.