Vestas Stock Drop
Posted in the Falmouth Forum
#1 Oct 31, 2011
Falmouth residents sick over poor installation of wind turbine .
"If you want to see the future, come to Falmouth," Massachusetts Gov Patrick said. Look at a 1.65 MW Vestas V 82 commercial wind turbine !
The Falmouth commercial wind turbine dedicated last year is the first of two planned for the treatment facility site, said Falmouth's assistant town manager and the town's project manager for the turbine project. The turbine is making 50 residents sick !
A construction contract for the second turbine — which will be equal in size and power output to the first one — was signed with a Woburn-based construction company .That project is expected to benefit from federal stimulus money.How did they use stimulus money to install two turbines made in Europe in 2004?????
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) was stuck with two Vestas V 82 commercial wind turbines in 2004 at $3500.00 per month storage fees in a warehouse in Texas. The MTC was state's semi quasi economic development agency for renewable energy.
The costs of the turbines were 5.2 million dollars. The Massachusetts
Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has since taken over the many duties of the MTC.
The turbines were so old they were out of warranty. The semi quasi state agency had to produce good wind turbine studies for towns interested in wind turbines and sell these two politically embarrassing turbines to some town in Massachusetts.
Some residents of Falmouth, Mass. say they're suffering headaches, insomnia and depression because of a 400-foot tall town-owned wind turbine that began operating there last year.
File under making residents sick
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