Update on wind turbine projects
Allen Farm, Chilmark
Allen Farm received a $41,000 grant last week for a study to determine the feasibility of erecting multiple 900-kW wind turbines to serve current onsite electrical loads as well as the electrical loads created by a proposed community-supported agriculture program (CSA) in which customers contract for a share of a farmer's production over the growing season. The 100-acre Allen Farm raises beef, lamb, and chicken, along with growing market greens in the winter. The farm's goal is to study the feasibility of a wind project, serving to generate electricity based on the Massachusetts Electric Farm Model (farm-based wind turbines meeting on-site and remote electrical loads).
2 Wampanoag Tribal headquarters site: Feasibility study underway.
3 Allen Farm: Grant for feasibility study, multiple 900-kW turbines.
4 North Road, 114-foot turbine
5 Allerton Farm, 114-foot turbine
6 Up-Island Regional School District, West Tisbury School site: Grant for feasibility study, 196-foot turbine.
7 Yoga Barn, 132-foot turbine
8 West Tisbury off Elias Lane, 114-foot turbine
9 New Lane, 111-foot turbine
10 Job's Neck, 95-foot turbine
11 Turkey Land Cove, 95-foot turbine.
12 Edgartown Wastewater Facility: Feasibility study complete for 270-foot turbine.
13 Morning Glory Farm: 126-foot turbine permitted, not yet built.
14 MV Ice Arena 123-foot turbine permitted, not yet built.
15 Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, 112-foot turbine.
16 Morgan Luce Lane, 93-foot turbine.
17 Tisbury DPW: Site for proposed 165-foot turbine under reconsideration after wind data study.
18 South Mountain Company, 112-foot turbine.
19 Buttonwood Farm, 115-foot turbine.
20 Long View, 93-foot turbine.
21 Northern Pines Farm: Grant for feasibility study, multiple wind turbines up to 270-foot Permit application for MET tower under appeal by Tisbury Zoning Board.
Aquinnah Community Wind Project
The Town of Aquinnah is exploring the possibility of a Community Wind project at several municipal locations. Global Energy Concepts is preparing a Municipal Wind Turbine Site Survey report for the Town. Upon completion, the Town will review the report and consider potential next steps.