First Wind Proposes Maine Turbines

First Wind of Newton, MA, said today that it has filed a permit application with Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection to build a 34-turbine wind farm in Aroostook County in the state’s northern tip. The 1.5-megawatt turbines, which would be placed near the town of Oakfield, would generate power for up to 20,000 homes, according to the company. First Wind, which we profiled in January 2008, already operates the 57-megawatt Stetson wind project and the 42-megawatt Mars Hill project, both in Maine.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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