Monday, November 26, 2012

Wind turbines withstand Superstorm Sandy

Wind Farm Withstands Sandy's Wrath
A live view of the Jersey Atlantic Wind Project outside Atlantic City.

November 14, 2012 - The Northeast’s energy infrastructure took a beating from Superstorm Sandy, with power grids, refineries, gas stations, and critical supply lines all knocked out of service for days, sometimes weeks (and in a few places, perhaps even months). But you know what survived the hurricane-force wind gusts just fine?

Wind turbines.

On the afternoon of October 28, the Jersey Atlantic Wind Project stood right in Sandy’s projected path, and authorities at Infigen, which operates the five turbines just outside Atlantic City, weren’t quite sure what to expect. No other U.S. wind turbine project has taken a direct hit from a tropical storm of Sandy’s strength. read more>>>

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