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« on: October 26, 2012, 02:06:03 PM »

Chris Santee and I were given a tour of a couple of tower site at the Georgia Mountain Wind Tower Project. Very impressive.


The base of one of the towers. The blue-tarped unit closest to the camera is what the propellers hook onto. The thing in back is the hub that sits on top of the tower.


Another shot of the foundation. The tower will sit on the round cement and be held in place by all the threaded rod sticking up.




Nine of the twelve propellor blades are on the job site. The remaining three should be coming through Fairfax Saturday morning between 5 and 6am.


Again, pictures do not do justice as to how big these things are. Reminds me of a whale's fin.


Chris Santee in the foreground. A photographer from the County Courier next to the propeller.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 09:21:24 PM »

Any information on the project like:
 - How much power will it produce?
 - How many turbines?
 - Who is funding the project?

I haven't been watching the news so any information would be great.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 09:25:42 PM »

I just saw Henry's informational post that answered my questions. Seems a bit odd that BED would be the power company working this far up rather than GMP.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 06:35:32 AM »

The first tower is upright!

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 06:55:01 AM »

On the first picture, Is that chinese writing on it? No one in america can build it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 04:37:00 PM »

Yes, big tech parts are from China.
Other parts: (tower) is from Tennessee (delivered late) and blades are from Arkansas.

It was tough to watch the political ads convince us Mitt would outsource jobs, knowing all along these parts (paid for with our tax dollars) were from China.

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 04:56:23 PM »

Chris, I know there are generous subsidies for these projects, but the parts aren't really paid for with tax dollars, are they?
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 05:44:56 PM »

They are here and they are going up, so I didn't want to start a debate, but I'll try to get some exact numbers.
In the meantime, here's another recent article you may be interested in:
http://energizevermont.org/2012/08/the-milton-independent-psb-halts-blasting-at-georgia-mtn/
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 05:50:10 PM »

that didn't take long, thanks to VTDigger:

http://vtdigger.org/2012/08/26/georgia-mountain-community-wind-will-dismiss-complaint-against-neighbors-camping-in-protest/
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012, 06:45:27 PM »

From that article it seems the project is owned by local investors.  So our tax dollars didn't buy the parts from China, right?
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012, 10:32:48 PM »

that would make someone a nice deer stand
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2012, 11:41:48 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2012, 06:20:31 PM »

Looks like crap
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2012, 07:38:33 PM »

Looks like crap


Looks a lot better than continuing mountaintop-removal strip-mining in Appalachia for coal.  There comes a point where we have to stop saying "not in my backyard," and realize that elsewhere is somebody's backyard too.  If we want to use electricity, we have to realize that it comes from somewhere.  We ought to take responsibility for our energy consumption. 

It may not be a perfect project, but it may be a step in the right direction.
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