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Fox Islands Wind
  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Meanest looking turbines on the East Coast

    "They look like sharks teeth," Fox Islands Wind's Chief Operating Officer George Baker, said, referring to the new serrated edges that are being attached to the three wind turbines in Vinalhaven. The installation is only the third application of the LNTE system, worldwide, and is designed to change the way the wind flows over the blade and reduce the noise by between 2 and 4 decibels, he said.

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    Vinalhaven residents ask court to vacate wind turbine decision

    Claiming three successive Maine Department of Environmental Protection commissioners acted on political motivation, a group calling itself Fox Islands Wind Neighbors petitioned Kennebec County Superior Court on July 28, challenging Fox Islands Wind LLC's compliance with a condition of its license. On June 30 DEP issued an order, signed by DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho, that determined Fox Island Wind complied ...

  • Published
    September 19, 2010

    Wind farms: towns learn from trials of others

    As wind farms sprout in the American Midwest and Maine's western mountains, citizens of Camden, Hope and Rockport are considering a joint committee to evaluate the energy potential and community response in regard to the wind resource on Ragged Mountain. Across the state and around the world many communities are looking to other towns that have more established wind projects to understand some of the less ...

  • Published
    March 11, 2010

    Sharing the bottom: Maine Fishermen’s Forum looks at wind energy

    Energy technology developer Des FitzGerald of Camden said March 6 that deepwater wind turbines should have little effect on the way fishermen operate. He defined deepwater as water that is more than 200 feet deep. FitzGerald is vice president of business development for Seattle-based Principle Power, which develops technologies used in the wind power industry. He was one of seven panelists who addressed the ...

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