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New article on lightning damage to wind turbines

April 28th, 2010

Take sensitive electronics and hoist them up higher than the tallest tree, and permanently install it in a field, and then act surprised when lightning destroys your wind farm. Modern engineers have largely mitigated the problem, but still, the bulk of insurance claims for wind turbine damage are caused by lightning strikes. To find out what components of wind turbines are most sensitive, whether lightning rods are a good idea, and more, check out our new article on wind turbines and lightning.

This blog entry was posted by Rob London.

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