Not a Breeze. Windy Conditions Delay Assembly of Wind Turbines

Maalaea, Hawaii [Maui News] Erection of Maui’s first wind farm has been held up for nearly a week. It’s been too windy. … It is unsafe to lift the upper sections of the towers, which are nearly 200 feet high, or the school bus-sized nacelles that house the generators when the wind is gusting higher than about 30 mph. … Nine towers are fully erected, with their rotors in place. … The difficulty of assembling the wind turbines has come as no surprise. … Wind data had been tested for two years before construction began. The site was chosen because of its strong and reliable winds. …
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