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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:33 PM
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Wind: The latest state crop

Wind: The latest state crop

11/17/2007, 9:20 pm

Wind farms coming to Cabery Ridge

By Lee Provost

While corn, soybeans and wheat are common farm landscape fixtures here, there is another crop that is within about two years of sprouting.

The area known as Cabery Ridge will be home to 150 to 250 wind turbines that will grow about 380 feet higher than most corn stalks.

Some 200 Kankakee County landowners listened to a presentation from Cincinnati, Ohio-based Vision Energy at a recent community meeting in Herscher; many walked away impressed and are now signing up to be potential locations for a wind turbine.

Jeff Harris, Midwest development vice president for Vision Energy, said the company has been studying the area for about two years and believes the wind turbines could be constructed and be operational within another two years.

Law dictates that ComEd must purchase the energy produced by the turbines. Harris said each turbine site would consume about one-half to three-quarters of an acre. The company would rent that acreage from the landowner for an undisclosed amount.

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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:37 AM
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1. Yep....
Just what we need. Renewable energy that is not susceptible to market fluctuations. Plus we get to keep the money within the area that is produced.
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