Title

Maine's first and only wind farm was built in Mars Hill by UPC Wind Inc. Two oth

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-2007

Pages

68-71, 102-106

Abstract

Maine's first and only wind farm was built in Mars Hill by UPC Wind Inc. Two other proposals have failed to win approval, while two--the Stetson Mountain project and the Boundary Mountains project--are moving ahead. The state's Land Use Regulatory Commission rejected a proposal for a wind farm that would be visible from the Appalachian Trail in Redington Township because of a "perfect storm" of issues, and the state is now reexamining its wind power standards. Because some Mars Hill residents say the turbines are much noisier than they expected, the project has created a cadre of wind power opponents willing share their experiences. With details on the difficulties of an alternative--siting a wind farm offshore.

Subjects

Wind power, Mars Hill

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