No, the Texas heat did not melt this wind turbine.
A Facebook post supposedly showing heat-shriveled blades dangling from a turbine tower in Matagorda County has been circulating Texas feeds over the last few days, alarming some who took it as proof of the power grid melting before their eyes.
The photo's origins, however, appear to stem from wind damage sustained by a Texas turbine during a storm on June 14, according to the National Weather Service.
While it is hot enough outside to melt gummy vitamins inside your car, it's not nearly enough to melt the fiberglass-wrapped polyester blades.
Polyester doesn't melt until it reaches upwards of 480 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Silver Bobbin.
Whether the author was trying to be hyperbolic about Texas' heat or not, the post was rated false by Politifact in their partnership with Facebook to combat false information.
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