Calculate the Sweep Area of Turbine Blades.

Swept Area and Rated Power The power output of a wind turbine is directly related to the area swept by the blades. The larger the diameter of its blades, the more power it is capable of extracting from the wind. Rotor Diameter – This number is listed on most wind turbine spec sheets. It is simply … Continue reading Calculate the Sweep Area of Turbine Blades.

Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

This Letter from Weyerhaeuser was made available by the Planning Commission at its Public Hearing on September 27. The company's request has implications for the proposed project, including the number of turbines, their size and setback requirements. The devil is in the details, which aren't revealed. For example, what does "more energetic turbines"  The Planning Commission … Continue reading Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

Extent of Forest District Land in L’Anse Township.

This is NOT about ONE project (Summit Lake). If they change the zoning to allow 500+ ft wind turbines in the forestry district, they will be allowed to be constructed with a special use permit in ANY of the area shaded dark green on this map (they already are allowed in the lightest green)! History … Continue reading Extent of Forest District Land in L’Anse Township.

U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Overview As with many land uses, trade-offs exist between costs and benefits. New wind developments are occurring rapidly in parts of the United States, often leaving little time for evaluation of potential site-specific effects. These developments are known to affect wildlife, directly from fatality due to collision … Continue reading U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

FAA information for Proposed Turbines

Details for the Proposed Industrial Turbine Locations From 2018 FAA Applications 12/4/2018 Determined cases are on hold as a petition was filed and accepted for a discretionary review.  View on google map Case Number Links to FAA Information Latitude Longitude Site Elevation Name/FAA Map Determined 2018-WTE-6439-OE 46° 41' 32.33" N 88° 18' 12.50" W 1795 T1 11/21/18 … Continue reading FAA information for Proposed Turbines

Useful Tools

Some Useful Tools Used. Google Maps. Google Map of Turbine Locations for the Summit Lake Project  MiWaters Water Resources Information and Forms: MiDEQ Waters Permits Online Federal Aviation Administration, Obstruction Evaluation FAA Search  - See Proposed FAA information HERE Michigan Office of Aeronautics Michigan Tall Structures and Met Towers  NOAA Weather Radar Siting Tool NOAA NEXRAD Screening Tool … Continue reading Useful Tools

Proposed Industrial Turbine Locations – 2018

RES - Turbine location update.   August 10, 2018 All of the Original 131 Cases have been terminated, at this time RES does not have any locations approved by the FAA.  On July 07/06/2018 there were  69 proposed Cases submitted to the FAA for Wind turbines.  There are 2 sets of Cases a group with structure names … Continue reading Proposed Industrial Turbine Locations – 2018

Industrial Wind Energy: Incompatible With Hunting

Industrial Wind Energy: Incompatible With Hunting February 20, 2018 | John Droz, jr. | WiseEnergy.org Go to the PDF for links to referenced information! This insightful citizen says that legislators are being fooled by easy money promises: “There is not enough critical thinking skills or common sense being used when big money energy companies enter rural … Continue reading Industrial Wind Energy: Incompatible With Hunting

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition – Position Paper

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition - Position Paper - July 21, 2018, To: L’Anse Township Board The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC), representing hundreds of U.P. and other Michigan citizens, wish to convey our position on the proposed Summit Lake Wind Energy Project. UPEC believes that global warming is one of the gravest threats to our planet and humanity, and that … Continue reading Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition – Position Paper

NREL: Wind Maps

This collection of wind maps and assessments details the wind resource in the United States. If you have difficulty accessing these maps because of a disability, contact the Geospatial Data Science Team. Wind Prospector  This GIS application supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Speed Maps U.S. Annual Average Wind Speed at 30 … Continue reading NREL: Wind Maps