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Old 02-19-2007, 12:39 AM
 
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GSG my nephew drives tuck and delivered some to judith gap. I built bases for some in WA. I drove thru judith gap this last summer. 30db is very quite, normal conversation is 50-70db. I have a decibal meter and will check it out. Dont get me wrong they have there place, but a 300ft tower is hard to "blend" in. They do pay great for the land owner!
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Cody WY Off Of Belfry Hwy
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We have some huge wind farms out here in the deserts of Southern California, on the hills just outside Palm Springs. You can see them from interstate 10. Over the years the support structures have at least gotten nicer looking. Instead of metal lattice they have some kind of covering to make them look better...I guess.
Kinda funny when relatives visit and ask what they are....We tell them all of the rich people in Palm Springs got together and put them up to blow all the smog back to L.A.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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this was in todays paper

Company plans to expand wind farm near Canadian border
HELENA, Mont. - A Montana wind developer has sold its interest to a Spanish company, a move it says paves the way for a much larger wind farm near Cut Bank.

Gov. Brian Schweitzer called the announcement "big," and said it shows that increasingly larger wind farms will be coming to Montana, a potential boon to the state.

Great Plains Wind & Energy said current management will stay in place after the sale to Naturener S.A., a Spanish renewable energy company, is completed.

Naturener said it plans to more than double the size of the proposed McCormick Ranch Wind Park in Toole and Glacier counties, from 120 megawatts to 300 megawatts.

Bill Alexander, a current owner, said the larger company also has plans to speed up the project's completion. The wind power plant plans to use a proposed power line that would run from Canada to Great Falls to sell electricity into both markets.

The governor said the new company was impressed with his proposed tax breaks for "clean and green" energy. The tax proposal is currently working its way through the Legislature.

"Absolutely it's a sign of more wind development to come," Schweitzer said.

The governor said the announcement that a larger wind farm will be built proves that wind energy critics have been wrong.

"Wind power is good economic development for eastern Montana," Schweitzer said.

The new project will increase Montana's commercial wind power production by more than 200 percent.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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this was in todays paper

Company plans to expand wind farm near Canadian border
HELENA, Mont. - A Montana wind developer has sold its interest to a Spanish company, a move it says paves the way for a much larger wind farm near Cut Bank.

Gov. Brian Schweitzer called the announcement "big," and said it shows that increasingly larger wind farms will be coming to Montana, a potential boon to the state.

Great Plains Wind & Energy said current management will stay in place after the sale to Naturener S.A., a Spanish renewable energy company, is completed.

Naturener said it plans to more than double the size of the proposed McCormick Ranch Wind Park in Toole and Glacier counties, from 120 megawatts to 300 megawatts.

Bill Alexander, a current owner, said the larger company also has plans to speed up the project's completion. The wind power plant plans to use a proposed power line that would run from Canada to Great Falls to sell electricity into both markets.

The governor said the new company was impressed with his proposed tax breaks for "clean and green" energy. The tax proposal is currently working its way through the Legislature.

"Absolutely it's a sign of more wind development to come," Schweitzer said.

The governor said the announcement that a larger wind farm will be built proves that wind energy critics have been wrong.

"Wind power is good economic development for eastern Montana," Schweitzer said.

The new project will increase Montana's commercial wind power production by more than 200 percent.
Yes....

And the sooner we get out from under that crooked NorthWestern Energy, the better.....

I say we give NorthWestern and PPL Montana the boot..... establish our own cheap energy cooperatives and sources..... buy our dams back and build some good wind energy alternatives..... and tell those eastern money grubbers where to get off.
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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"And the sooner we get out from under that crooked NorthWestern Energy, the better"

Yep saw where they are in trouble with pension money not good.
Glad I am off the grid
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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I was near Havre for a winter a few years ago, and don't remember alot of wind, but there was a mountain range. Winds today in the Panhandle are 50 mph and that is wind enough!!
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:20 PM
 
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Wind generators shut down at around 50 mph. This is a precaution to keep them from buring up.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Just for comparison, the standard 5000rpm cooling fan in an average computer runs about 30dB. 26dB is considered a very quiet fan. On a windy day, I get more noise than that off the power lines to my house.

No comparison to when Grizz and Bobcat fans get together, tho
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