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Great Video – Lightning Strikes Wind Turbine

This is another great video of lightning striking a wind turbine. With the advent of cameras in mobile phones, it’s likely we’ll see a lot more of this type of video in the future. Videos like the one below help scientists and engineers learn about the interactions of lightning on wind turbines.

In this particular video you can clearly see a high voltage leader emanating from the blade before the big lightning currents travel through the blade.

Lightning leader originating from blade, Windrad

Lightning leader originating from blade

Return Stroke, Windrad

Return Stroke

Transition Current, Windrad

Transition Current

Continuing Current, Windrad

Continuing Current

End of Strike, Windrad

End of Strike