Business hopes to assuage neighbors over wind plan
The three-blade turbine reaches roughly 155 feet. That includes a pole that is 120 feet high. The owners recently decided to move the project about 150 feet north toward the back of the property.
That should reduce the "shadow flicker," a complaint of some neighbors, Kenney said. The rotating blades create shadows.
Moving the turbine also will slightly reduce the sound ...
January 1, 2008
by Robert Gold
in Cape Cod Times
Hyannis Country Garden wants to be wind-powered by this summer.
The business's owners, who have been working almost a year to get approval to erect a wind turbine, will hold a public meeting about the project at 5 p.m. Friday at the garden center, 380 W. Main St.
The turbine would provide more than 90 percent of the business's electricity. If granted a special permit by the town, the turbine could be installed by this summer, said John Kenney, a lawyer for the company.
The Barnstable planning board expects to revisit the nursery's plan Jan. 14.
The business has a 13,000-square-foot retail building,... [continue via Web link]