Bureau County approves wind farm - Tiskilwa family receives permits to construct four towers
PRINCETON - A rural Tiskilwa family received approval Tuesday night from the Bureau County Board night to construct four wind towers near Tiskilwa.
March 15, 2006
by Erinn Deshinsky
in Journal Star
The board approved conditional use permits for the 1.25 to 2 mega-watt wind turbines for the AgriWind L.L.C. project, owned by the Sears family.
AgriWind L.L.C. estimates the project will cost about $11 million and involve about 350 acres, said developer Mike Sears.
Sears said his family developed AgriWind L.L.C. to offer local landowners an opportunity to invest in the wind energy business.
"We're consulting with other landowners who are looking to do this," Sears said. "Most people developing wind projects just come in and pay the farmer a basic lease permit for the land. We end... [continue via Web link]