First Wind says its Mars Hill turbines have produced more than 627,000 megawatt-hours of energy since they began commercially operating in 2007. MPBN news story MARS HILL, Maine (AP) _ It’s been five years since the start of commercial wind power operations in Maine. Wind-energy company First Wind says that since Mars Hill began commercial Read More
by the Associated Press Sun Journal news story BANGOR (AP) – The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has granted a permit for First Wind to install 40 wind turbines on Rollins Mountain. The $130 million project in the towns of Burlington, Lee, Lincoln and Winn still needs approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More
Many Mainers joined the Natural Resources Council of Maine on Saturday, September 29th, for our second excursion to Maine —and New England’s— only large wind farm, located at Mars Hill. The group toured the ridge line, met with wind farm developer UPC Wind, enjoyed the incredible fall colors, and went round the mountain to gain Read More
Maine Sunday Telegram editorial The proposal to build a wind power project near the Appalachian Trail in Reddington gave some in this year’s race for governor fits.
by Misty Edgecomb Bangor Daily News news story The wind farm proposed to crown Mars Hill Mountain in Aroostook County has received approval from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Construction now awaits a vote in Congress on a tax credit bill that would provide needed financing. But at the state level Tuesday afternoon, DEP Read More
by the Associated Press Portland Press Herald MARS HILL — A proposal to develop Maine’s first wind farm along the ridge of Mars Hill Mountain won the endorsement Tuesday of the state’s largest environmental organization. The Natural Resources Council of Maine said the plan by Evergreen Wind Power LLC of Bangor would reduce the impact Read More