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Scituate wind turbine expected to resume operation next week

Posted by dinouye  June 28, 2013 11:10 AM

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Crews plan to work through the weekend to repair Scituate's wind turbine, which stopped spinning after an electrical storm that may have damaged some components last Monday.

Samul Shah, owner and operator of Scituate's turbine afflidate, Solaya Energy LLC, said the only parts that appeared to be damaged were easily replaceable fuses. But work crews are examining each electrical system to ensure nothing else was damaged, he said, and the turbine is expected to resume operation sometime next week.

Shah did not know whether the 400-foot-tall turbine had been hit by lightning on Monday, but said it was a possibility.

Several residents near the turbine, however, strongly suspect that the turbine was hit by lightning.

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