Toppled turbine at Salty Brine was supposed to withstand much higher winds #RI

By National Wind Watch A day later there were still no answers on why a state-funded wind turbine that was supposed to withstand much bigger gusts toppled over during Tuesday’s storm. A 100-foot tower holding up the turbine at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett was brought low by the storm, tearing through the roof of a small structure and leaving significant damage. A Department of Environmental Management official on the scene said it was “an amazing sight” to see 4-inch galvanized pipe “just . . .

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