Michigan, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Noble Environmental Power, a leading wind energy developer, announced that construction on Michigan’s newest windpark is underway. The Noble Thumb I Windpark is expected to generate 69 megawatts (MW) of clean energy using 46 GE 1.5-MW turbines.
Construction work on the Noble Thumb I Windpark is being performed by RMT WindConnect. Noble estimates that the project will create approximately 85 new construction jobs, and will result in more than US $3.5 million in property tax payments over the next 20 years. Once the Noble Thumb I Windpark is operational, hundreds of thousands of dollars in easement payments will be made to landowners each year.
Noble has approximately 3,850 MW of windparks under development in eight states. In May, Noble held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for three newly-operational windparks in New York State and in June the company held groundbreaking ceremonies for four more New York State windparks. Noble also recently began construction of the 114-MW Noble Great Plains Windpark in Texas.