Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., go to Otis ANG Base totally unaware of a catastrophic commercial wind turbine gear box failure going on at the base
.The FL-1577 started operating on 02 Dec 2009.. We noticed some metal flakes in the gearbox oil this past January and had a borescope inspection done. The inspection showed pitting of the gear teeth caused by pressing the metal flakes between the teeth. The problem component in the gearbox appears to be a bearing.
Based on Fuhrlaender's recommendation, we are continuing to run the wind turbine while we work on procuring a new gearbox that has a different/better bearing
Military reservation goes green with solar energy
By George Brennan
January 18, 2013
"AIR STATION CAPE COD — By the end of this year, the 102nd Intelligence Wing expects to add a 6-megawatt solar array to the growing list of renewable energy sources at the Massachusetts Military Reservation.
And during the next year, the state will pay $1.5 million to audit energy efficiencies at the Upper Cape base and five other military installations across the state, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announced during an event Thursday inside the Coast Guard's freshly minted hangar, which is heated with an energy-saving geothermal unit.
During Thursday's announcement, Murray was flanked by U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., as well as Massachusetts National Guard Adjutant Gen. L. Scott Rice, state environmental Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. and other military and state officials."