React: Demolition of Famouth wind turbines?
Last Wednesday selectmen voted in favor of sending delegations from the board to state legislators and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to find out how much financial assistance and debt forgiveness the town could receive if it takes down the turbines.
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#1 Feb 5, 2013
Falmouth town voters need the facts about the operation and maintenance of these turbines. They were sold to last twenty years and are failing at around three to five years.
The Town of Falmouth is ignoring one of largest issues you can face gearbox assembly failure.
A gearbox can weigh in excess of 50 tons.
A utility-scale turbine like Falmouth Wind 1 gearbox replacement and crane can cost upwards of $1.5 million..
Where are the projected operation and maintenance costs of operating the Falmouth Wind 1 commercial wind turbine.
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