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Ice Shedding and Ice Throw — Risk and Mitigation  

Author:  | Health, Siting, Technology

By David Wahl and Philippe Giguere

This brief industry paper specifies a minimum setback of 1.5 times the tower height plus the rotor diameter (not radius) from any occupied structure, road, or public use area for safety from ice throw. Site-specific conditions may require a greater distance.

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