Feb 25 2008Wind Turbine Can't Handle The Storm, Goes Out With Flying Blades Of Fury

I'm from the school where you'd think more wind for a wind turbine would just mean more energy. Well, as this video proves, that is not always the case. Storm winds for this turbine spelled awesome disaster (although they spelled it awsum disastur, storm winds can't really spell) and a chance for super-sweet slow-motion replays. Poor turbine, just out there trying to produce some green energy, and next thing you know "BA-DOOOSH!" it's in a million pieces and generating no energy whatsoever. Sad, but fun to watch -- like a narcoleptic wiener dog (video of him after the jump).

UPDATE: Narcoleptic wiener dog video updated to much cooler one, thanks to Super Frank, my brother.

Exploding Wind Turbine Video is Destruction Delicious [gizmodo]
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Reader Comments

whoa, thats f***ed

i want that dog

fainting goats are fun too...

Damn, that turbine didn't stand a chance.

At first I thought "wtf? What's with the video of the dog??"

I admit though, dogs with narcolepsy are funny.

Those things are supposed to have mechanisms that prevent such cool things to happen.

Aww doggy.

aww hahaha. I love that dog!

That's even cooler when you realize that each of the blades on one of those wind turbines is about as long as a football field.

It wasn't running any load. The brakes (and) or the pitch control failed.

Watch the generator get kicked out the nacelle....

@7. bigwoodenhead
where do you play football? most modern wind turbines have blades between 60 and 130 feet. a football field (assuming you don't mean soccer) is 300 feet (not counting the end zones).

still friggin huge blades, but not football field in length.

Sorry bro, but you picked the wrong narcoleptic wiener dog video.
This one's got fancy graphics and some sort of stoner beat goin'.


Its not that the wind's a blowin'.....Its what the wind's a Blowin'


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