Channel3000: The 90 turbines are capable of producing enough energy to power 45,000 homes. Residents in Columbia County are now learning how to live with the turbines. Brothers Phil and Bill Sommers have seven turbines on their farm. "It's rather majestic, isn't it?" said Sommers, while viewing the wind turbines. "Isn't it kind of a marvel about how they can get that much power out of the wind?"
The wind farm is spread across 17,000 acres of farmland east of Portage. The Sommers said they receive $5,200 a year for each turbine, a large sum during tough times.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
What we're missing, by not building Wind Farms!
While the backward hicks in the Republican Party deny the benefits of wind energy, solar too, take a look at how a few farmers see the new technology: