26 May '11, 6am

The Dangers of Energy Generation

To the layman, the survival of the wind turbines seems near miraculous , but engineers and developers say the Subaru-manufactured structures simply did what they were built to do. Part of it is basic physics. "If you think about it, when it comes to a tsunami, it's hard to get much better than a wind turbine for a source of energy production that will survive the event," said Mark Rodgers, communications director for Cape Wind, a 130 turbine project in planning off the U.S.' New England coast. "Its smooth, cylindrical steel tower allows the water to easily slide past and around it, deflecting most of the force of the oncoming surge of water — and if it's an offshore wind turbine so much the better because it is already designed for salt water exposure." In addition, the turbines are manufactured to take some significant roughing up from the elements and movement of the ear...

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