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Allen County Could be Home to Wind Farms

WOODBURN, Ind. (AP) A Pennsylvania company will be allowed to build a 197-foot weather tower in northeastern Indiana. The tower will be used for determining whether winds in that area are strong enough to support a wind farm to generate electricity.

WOODBURN, Ind. (AP) A Pennsylvania company will be allowed to build a 197-foot weather tower in northeastern Indiana. The tower will be used for determining whether winds in that area are strong enough to support a wind farm to generate electricity.

Community Energy Incorporated plans to build the tower on farmland in Woodburn, about 10 miles east of Fort Wayne. It was approved Wednesday by the Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals. Company officials say it will analyze wind conditions for up to five years to assess whether the area's wind can be harnessed to sustain electricity-generating wind turbines.

Farmer Larry Coomer owns the land and says the company's proposal was too interesting to pass up. The company still must get approval from the Federal Aviation Administration because of the height of the tower.

Wind farms produce no emissions and require no fuel. Instead, wind turbines with huge blades spin as sustained winds rush by them, turning power-generating turbines.

WOODBURN, Ind. (AP)  A Pennsylvania company will be allowed to build a 197-foot weather tower in northeastern Indiana. The tower will be used for determining whether winds in that area are strong enough to support a wind farm to generate electricity.

Community Energy Incorporated plans to build the tower on farmland in Woodburn, about 10 miles east of Fort Wayne. It was approved Wednesday by the Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals. Company officials say it will analyze wind conditions for up to five years to assess whether the area's wind can be harnessed to sustain electricity-generating wind turbines.

Farmer Larry Coomer owns the land and says the company's proposal was too interesting to pass up. The company still must get approval from the Federal Aviation Administration because of the height of the tower.

Wind farms produce no emissions and require no fuel. Instead, wind turbines with huge blades spin as sustained winds rush by them, turning power-generating turbines.


Source: http://www.wane.com/global/...

SEP 15 2006
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