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First Wind has ordered and taken delivery of the Stetson II wind farm turbine components (17 turbines). This picture was taken just one month after First Wind submitted its permit application for Stetson II to the State of Maine for approval. Apparently, First Wind is confident it will win approval.
First Wind ordered and has taken delivery of these nacelles planned for the Stetson II wind farm project (17 turbines). This picture was taken only one month after First Wind submitted its permit application for the project to the State of Maine for approval. Apparently, First Wind is confident it will win approval.
"People bought property here specifically for the silence," said Wendy Todd (with her husband, Perrin), in Mars Hill, Maine.
Mars Hill in 2005, before the erection of 28 wind turbines.
A view of Mars Hill in late January 2006.
A sign registers the feelings of Dawn and Rod Mahan toward the windmill farm just installed in Mars Hill, Maine.
"They don't look pretty to me,” said Country Club Road resident Megan Birmingham of the windmills that line Mars Hill in her backyard as she played with her dog Luca on Monday.
Dan Boone created this image using the digital USGS 7.5-minute topographic map mosaic for Aroostook County, ME (from NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway) and incorporated the turbine and met tower locations according to lat-long coordinates provided in FAA's 7460-1 database for this facility - e.g., https://www.oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaaEXT/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=454417 . Note that the 28 1.5-MW wind turbines are under construction during the last months of 2006 by Evergreen Wind Power, LLC; according to FAA they are slated to be 389 feet in overall height (from ground level to highest point of rotor). As indicated, the photo of Mars Hill Turbine #9 is available via this link: http://www.windaction.org/pictures/5919 ; which provides a south-looking view of the north end of Mars Hill.
Photo of Turbine #9 taken from the north looking south. A map of the locations of the Mars Hill turbines is available at this link: http://www.windaction.org/pictures/6552
At what price do we give the nod to wind towers on mountaintops in sight of the Appalachian Trail?
Oversized windmill blades are on their way Friday from Mack Point in Searsport to Maine's first wind farm in Mars Hill in Aroostook County.
Maine State Police escorts accompany four tractor-trailers on their journey north.