Don't those blades ice up on the farms?We had very high winds and fast falling temperatures last night. This morning's dog outing was with a -8F windchill.
I noticed the bird bath has a frozen wave.
Good thing we have numerous wind farms in IA. Least we a getting electricity from this weather.
It looks debatable perhapsThey may ice during freezing rain. Although, in this area the blades are equipped with de-icing functions, much like airplane wings.
Yes, TX had major power issues a few years ago brought on by a storm. I recall many downed power lines due to ice build up. Didn't hear anything about wind turbine blades failing due to ice.
Hmmmm.......seems fishy to me. Natural gas has to be extremely cold to change from vapor to liquid to solid. Typically, coupled with high pressure to liquify. Can't fathom a use for natural gas in a solid form................. Natural gase is cooled to -160 C to liquify. I seriously doubt TX got that cold to freeze a nat gas line.
More like some control valve became iced and couldn't actuate.
Articles like the one cited make readers believe the majority of the power comes from wind. The majority of electricity is generated by burning coal or Natural Gas. Yes, some percentage comes from Nuc, Hydro, Wind and Solar.
One must remember, many articles on the internet are partial truth or fabrications to mis lead.
Always question. Or ask.....Does this claim make sense?