Not as long as we get Noreasters.
The AWEA claims that wind "farms" survive hurricanes:
"In summary: wind turbines can survive hurricanes. It’s up to existing projects, project developers, turbine manufacturers and the industry as a whole, to update the public on how turbines handle extreme weather events".
In light of the apparent near total destruction of the Punta Lima wind project in Hurricane Maria, where is the update from the wind industry? When viewing the following video, note there are a few long blades. These are the normal length. Everything else was snapped off. It's hard to imagine that the nacelles survived any better than the blades.
MUST SEE VIDEO of wind project destroyed by Hurricane Maria:
“Gestamp will continue investing and creating jobs and wealth on the island, participating in the change needed to produce cheaper, cleaner and inexhaustible energy for the people of Puerto Rico,” Mateache said during the wind farm’s inauguration on Wednesday.
The Gestamp executive was joined at the event by Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuño.
A multi-disciplinary renewable energy team from New York-based CohnReznick LLP, along with key members of Reznick Capital Markets Securities, helped Gestamp pull off the sale and leaseback transaction......The Punta Lima wind farm has a power purchase and operating agreement with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, which contracted 100 percent of the energy produced along with the renewable energy credits.
Note that Gestamp Renewables, which built this wind project, has a biomass operation in Berlin, NH.
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For the third project, the Punta Lima wind farm, we are simply unable to reconcile the costs provided in
discovery with the modeled value.We have no explanation for these deviations.