Archive for November, 2010

What Happens at the End of a Wind Turbine’s Use?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

I have often been asked by members of the public what happens to wind turbines at the end of their lives. For many of the components, that’s easy. Steel, copper and aluminum have well established scrap markets – the vast majority of the turbine is worth money. But what about the blades, usually made of a fiberglass composite material, and the nacelle housing? Today’s wind turbine blades weigh 6-7 tonnes each.

New Flash: Bruce Refurb Over Budget

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Ok. It’s not a news flash. Nuclear refurbs and projects go over budget so often it is hardly even news. The report I saw was in the Star – I haven’t seen it in the Globe and Mail yet. But as over budget goes, this is a big one.