Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wind Testing on Peaks

A tower to test the potential for wind power will may be going up on Peaks Island. There is talk of one on the East End too.
"Proponents now plan to erect a 112-foot wind gauge on Peaks Island this fall, before the ground freezes. The project on Munjoy Hill, though, remains on hold.

The gauge on Peaks will be erected on city-owned land in Trott-Littlejohn Park near the transfer station in the middle of the island. A group of Peaks Island residents is working with Unity College on the project.

Sam Saltonstall, a Peaks resident who is leading the effort, said wind speeds must be monitored for a year or two to provide investors with accurate data." - Portland Press Herald