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Tell Falmouth Officials–Go Solar

January 26, 2013

The town of Falmouth is accepting comments on how it should deal with its turbine problems. The deadline is 4:30 on Monday January 28, 2013.  Submit email with the subject “Public Comments” to  townmanager@falmouthmass.us, or drop off written comments at the Town Manager’s office at 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth MA 02540.

As the Wind Turbine Options Process revealed, there is one good answer for the turbine-ravaged wind neighbors. Remove the turbines and put solar panels in their place. Continue to use MassCEC/Renewable Energy Trust funding to dismantle the turbines, just as Falmouth did to put them up. (Our electricity taxes at work).

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  1. January 29, 2013 2:29 pm

    Please give us a break. The solar scams are just as bad financially for the NStar ratepayers. Just because you don’t lose sleep over them, it’s a good idea to promote another form of green scams? I’m with you on getting the turbines shut down, but please. Think twice before replacing them with just another green scam.

  2. January 27, 2013 10:23 am

    The state should pay to take down the wind turbines and replace them with another type of renewable energy at no cost to the town .

    A , The smoking gun of noise reports done for and by the semi quasi state agency section 6.1 page 38 of report designates the 99 homes by streets that have ” potential visual and noise impacts”. The ambiguous report left local politicians or home owners to believe trees, rolling hills and rte 28 would stop the noise.
    http://www.falmouthmass.us/energy/falmouth%20feasibility%20study_111505.pdf

    B. This is the wind turbine sale through multiple parties and one million dollar renewable energy credit contract summary. This along with a partial history of the aged turbines.The turbines had also been scheduled and stopped in Fairhaven over setback issues to residential homes and never sold at an auction.
    http://www.cbuilding.org/sites/cbi.drupalconnect.com/files/Memo%202012-0710%20Falmouth%20Wind%20Turbine%20Sale%20and%20REC%20Contract%20Summary.pdf

    C. This URL below shows the semi quasi state agency unable to sell the two turbines at an auction in 2008:
    http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass-high-tech/2008/08/mtc-puts-mothballed-wind-turbines-on-auction.html

    The result : Falmouth’s Trojan Horse : Health Issues Over Noise http://youtu.be/wh0c36iKfvs

  3. January 27, 2013 9:39 am

    The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative aka the Mass CEC was well aware of the lawsuit in Fairhaven over the setback issues to residential homes in Fairhaven over the siting of these two same Vestas V 82 wind turbines. Many other citizens groups in SE Massachusetts fought against the siting of these turbines.

    The fact is the MTC was holding two turbines built in 2004 with an older gear box design . Many megawatt turbines with gear boxes have failed in New England in only three years .One right at Otis AFB ,Cape Cod.

    The MTC gave Falmouth one million in advance renewable energy credits to cut the deal. Falmouth was the last hope to dump the old turbines.

    The MTC should pay big time to fix the problem !

    A , The smoking gun of noise reports done for and by the semi quasi state agency section 6.1 page 38 of report designates the 99 homes by streets that have ” potential visual and noise impacts”. The ambiguous report left local politicians or home owners to believe trees, rolling hills and rte 28 would stop the noise.
    http://www.falmouthmass.us/energy/falmouth%20feasibility%20study_111505.pdf

    B. This is the wind turbine sale through multiple parties and one million dollar renewable energy credit contract summary. This along with a partial history of the aged turbines.The turbines had also been scheduled and stopped in Fairhaven over setback issues to residential homes and never sold at an auction.
    http://www.cbuilding.org/sites/cbi.drupalconnect.com/files/Memo%202012-0710%20Falmouth%20Wind%20Turbine%20Sale%20and%20REC%20Contract%20Summary.pdf

    C. This URL below shows the semi quasi state agency unable to sell the two turbines at an auction in 2008:
    http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass-high-tech/2008/08/mtc-puts-mothballed-wind-turbines-on-auction.html

    The result : Falmouth’s Trojan Horse : Health Issues Over Noise http://youtu.be/wh0c36iKfvs

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