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Old 10-29-2006, 12:20 AM
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Default The wind 'test' tower finally goes up......

Gamesa Energy USA has finally put up the wind test tower on the property adjacent to mine....the tower will stay up for about 2 years to assess the feasability of erecting some GIANT 400 foot tall wind generators here.....I have mixed emotions...I'm all for alternative energy, obviously...especially wind....but I'm not liking the idea of my quiet place on the hill becoming a 'local' tourist attraction.

http://www.gamesa.es/gamesa/eng/html...rgy_index.html

This is the test tower.....it's over 200 feet tall with the lightening rod!

http://www.nrgsystems.com/store/prod...3927-3928-3929

~Martin :-/
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:18 PM
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AlchemyAcres,
In the latest edition of Countryside they have an article on wind towers.
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:31 PM
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The largest wind project in New England is on Mars Hill Mountain in Maine,I can see it from my house. i have hiked up and seen it first hand. They are like beautiful sculptures. From a distance that are dotted along the ridge and don't look bad.


The townspeople hate them, i just see beauty in them and they are safe for the environment. They don't look bad and what cutting of the trees they had to do will heal I can't say that for the ski slope i also can see, that won't heal
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:33 AM
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This picure is a little fuzzy but you can click on it to get a bigger, clearer view.

This picture is of the wind turbines in the village I used to live in. To be they seem to be just another feature on the landscape....maybe over time they will seem like just as natural a part of the country as a tractor or barn...

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This picure is a little fuzzy but you can click on it to get a bigger, clearer view.

This picture is of the wind turbines in the village I used to live in. To be they seem to be just another feature on the landscape....maybe over time they will seem like just as natural a part of the country as a tractor or barn...

Donna
I can't say that I have ever heard it said any better than that. They are what they are.
They are machines that produces something everyone wants, but everyone seems to want it to simply appear from nowhere. That doesn't work.
Look at the pictures over time of the windmills that have paved the way for centuries.
The old rock mills with the sails are beautiful, yet these works of art are degrading to our land. Does stupidity rule? I pray not.
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