Turbines create headache for Falmouth

Turbines create headache for Falmouth

There are 1 comment on the Cape Cod Times story from Apr 5, 2013, titled Turbines create headache for Falmouth. In it, Cape Cod Times reports that:

When Mark Cool started getting pressure headaches while gardening on his two woodland acres, he thought he might have a brain tumor.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Cape Cod Times.

Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 Apr 6, 2013
The State of Mssachusetts is hanging the residents out to dry !
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center prepaid the Town of Falmouth 1 million dollars in RECs,renewable energy credits.
Why would the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center or anyone in the world give someone the equivalent of one million dollars ?
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) today called the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency tasked with encouraging renewable energy technologies in the State of Massachusetts, gambled $5.28 million in public funds to purchase two new (at the time) Vestas V82 – 1.65 megawatt wind turbines.
The Mass CEC, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center was stuck with two politically embarrassing turbines they couldn't site anywhere in Massachusetts. The Mass CEC failed to sell the turbines at an auction. The only way to sell the turbines was to offer Falmouth one million dollars in the form of renewable energy credits.
The Vestas V 82-1.65 megawatt turbines are actually Neg Micon NM 82- 1.65 megawatt wind turbines. Neg Micon went out of business because of gear box failures. Vestas bought out the bankrupt company and still used the gear box system in the V-82. In New England there is a history of megawatt turbines having catastrophic gear box failures which end the life of these turbines in three to five years .

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Alternative Energy Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Solar Panels: Buying vs. Leasing 15 min Solarman 1
News FPL chief defends $1.3 billion rate request 2 hr Solarman 1
News Nuclear power divides California's environmenta... 2 hr Solarman 1
News Corporation commissioner wants renewable energy... 3 hr Solarman 1
News New End of Session Review: Tricia Farley-Bouvie... Mon DCF DSS CPS are M... 7
News Solar energy amendment headed for primary, but ... Aug 18 Solarman 1
News How Apple's HomeKit Could Revolutionize Energy Aug 17 Solarman 1
More from around the web