It’s official; Industrial-sized wind turbine to be built at NK Green later this year.

The board has received notice from the town that the turbine blades have been delivered to the NK Green and that they expect the remaining material to be delivered by September.

At this point it certainly appears that a Goldwind GW82, a 389 foot tall industrial unit (similar to the ones installed in the industrial area containing the docks, Oil Tanks, and sewer treatment plant in Providence’s “Fields Point”) will be installed in the RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD of NK Green, less than 500 feet from occupied homes — despite the problems that have been reported in Portsmouth, Fairhaven, and Falmouth with similar sized turbines located much future away from occupied homes.

Three remaining concerns, are: 1) Noise levels, 2) Shadow Flicker, and 3) Final TUV Certification. It remains unclear how the developer will keep the noise level below the town 50 dBA limit beyond the property line containing the turbine, what amount of Shadow Flicker will be experienced by homeowners in that neighborhood and the surrounding area, and if official certification of the Goldwind GW82 has ever been received (certification was “In Process”).

The closest homes in Mountain Laurel Estates to the NK Green Turbine are those closest to Route 4 and are approximately 4600 feet away. Those homeowners closer to Plain Rd are approximately 7300 feet away.

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