Current Zoning restricts blade clearance to 75 feet, a standard clearance in the industry, and a restriction in some states for safety reasons. This change means that blades moving at over 100 miles an hour will be less than 60 feet from the ground. In Addition, this change was not included in notice of changes, … Continue reading RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.
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.
About 50 people gathered to hear information about the proposed wind farm by RES. July 20, 2018 |The Mining Gazette | JOSHUA VISSERS - Staff Writer L’ANSE — Renewable Energy Systems (RES) hosted another informational meeting at L’Anse High School on its proposed wind farm project Wednesday night, displaying visual representations of what the wind farm … Continue reading Wind forum comments reveal community divide.
Industrial wind turbines are a lot bigger than ones you might see in a schoolyard or behind someone’s house. As wind energy has expanded into less and less ideal wind areas they have gotten larger, and most being installed are ranging from 400 to as tall as 700 feet. RES has stated that they are installing … Continue reading How big is a wind turbine?