[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]



LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Lightning strike downs high school wind turbine  

Credit:  July 23, 2021, by Jason Graziadei, n-magazine.com ~~

The wind turbine at Nantucket High School has not been functioning for more than three weeks due to a nearby lightning strike on Atlantic Avenue that caused nearly $40,000 in damages.

Nantucket Public Schools facilities director Diane O’Neil said a lightning strike around 11:30 p.m. on July 1 caused a surge which took out the turbine’s inversion transformer and other equipment inside the 100 kilowatt unit that was installed near the school athletic fields back in 2010.

PowerGrid Partners, of Ohio, which is the school’s maintenance contractor for the turbine, has been out to the island to inspect the damage, and the necessary parts have been ordered but have not yet been received. There is no definitive timeline for getting the turbine back online, O’Neil said.

The acquisition and installation of the high school wind turbine was funded largely by a grant from is­land seasonal resident and phi­lanthropist Wendy Schmidt’s Schmidt Family Foundation.

The ongoing maintenance costs and repairs must be covered by the school system. According to the town’s Energy Office, the turbine provides 12 to 15 percent of the school’s electricity demand each year, and generates roughly $35,000 in energy savings.

Source:  July 23, 2021, by Jason Graziadei, n-magazine.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:

Tag: Accidents


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: