"'Shadow-flicker' is a recognised problem with wind turbines. That's why they aren't built near housing developments. And we want to be good neighbours."
April 9, 2005
in Peterborough Today
A WIND turbine which produces electricity for 4,000 homes is being switched off in the early mornings because it irritates inmates at a nearby top-security prison.
Energy firm bosses agreed to halt the three rotating blades on the 260ft tower next to Whitemoor Prison, near March, after becoming concerned that there could be "security problems" if prisoners were getting upset.
Longhill Energy, which turned on the £1 million turbine five weeks ago, said it had agreed to the periodic switch-off after talks with prison officials.
Director Martin Alder said: "I suppose the bottom line is that it's a... [continue via Web link]