Height Restriction Could Affect Turbines

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania [The Patriot-News] The Upper Dauphin Twp. supervisors are looking to regulate wind energy turbines, but the company considering building a turbine in the township is worried about a proposed height limit. Gamesa Energy USA, the world’s second-largest wind turbine manufacturer, has placed a sampling tower atop Mahantango Mountain in Upper Paxton to determine if the location is suitable for wind-to-energy turbines. The mountain is in northwestern Dauphin County. Brian Lammers of Gamesa said he doesn’t have major problems with the ordinance. He said he believes the 100-foot height limit is redundant because the ordinance would give the supervisors authority to approve turbine projects on a conditional basis. …
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