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    Has the idea of built a wind turbine electricity farm everbeen discussed. I only know it is really windy on Mt. Washington. Is there any reason this could not be done? t

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    Nope, no reason it can't be done.

    They are breaking ground this spring on a massive wind turbine project that will cover the White Mountains in wind turbines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    Nope, no reason it can't be done.

    They are breaking ground this spring on a massive wind turbine project that will cover the White Mountains in wind turbines.
    It may be feasible but I doubt it would cover the White Mountains as only a fraction of the state's ridges, about 5 to 7 percent, are suitable for wind generation. Required heights and access to power lines limit where turbines can go.

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    How long would it take for the generated electricity to pay for the cost of the project ?

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    I think the key question is what would be needed to get it constructed and to prevent damage and icing. Every attempt on a small scale we have seen over the past few years did not last very long - a few days.
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