Relocating Turbines Off The Table options group considering curtailment of operation, buyouts
With moving the turbines now off the table, at least for now, the group is down to two sets of options: curtailing the operations of the turbines to meet some balance with the neighbors' concerns or removing the turbines, selling them for parts and possibly purchasing photovoltaic solar panels to replace them. The ﬁrst option could involve the town purchasing some neighbors' homes and reselling them with a noise easement so the turbines can run more often.
November 9, 2012
by Brent Runyon
in Falmouth Enterprise
Falmouth Wind Turbine Options group agreed Wednesday that it will not recommend moving the town-owned wind turbines at the wastewater treatment plant to another site in Falmouth.
Group members said moving the turbines would be too costly, take too long, and has not been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. The estimated cost of moving the turbines is $4.5 million, the process would take two to three years, and FAA approval is unlikely because the turbines could interfere with existing ﬂight paths, the group said.
David A. Bailey said the money spent moving the turbines, combined... [continue via Web link]