October date set for Wind Generating Farm

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A massive wind generating farm will be built in the Griffith area in Golden Valley just southwest of Kingman and not far from the Shinrump off ramp on the east side of I-40. Construction of the area’s first wind farm is set for October, planting 15, 200-foot turbines. Image and video hosting by TinyPicThe turbines have 125-foot blades. The 15 turbines are estimated to produce 15 megawatts of energy, enough to power 7,500 homes. The site is located approximately 1-1/2 miles east of the McConnico/Interstate 40 interchange.

The project is expected to benefit the local economy by an estimated $5-$10 million through local services like equipment rental, food, lodging, hardware and material purchases, and generate $150,000 in property taxes.

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Comments (6)

Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Linda, It sounds like a great project.  I know that some people don't like the look of windmills, but they don't bother me, I wish that we would have the forsight to start a wind farm west of Cedar City!

Aug 24, 2008 04:38 PM
Jim Dunlap
Roberts Realty - Yucca Valley, CA

Glad to see te wind farmgoig in.  We've had wnd farms in the Palm Springs area for years, andthey are a landmark.

Aug 24, 2008 04:41 PM
Linda Mae Croom
Topock, AZ
(928) 768-3040

Tony & Darcy, The site where they purchased over 6,000 acres is so far from Eveyone I doubt they will be seen by homeowners.

Jim, I am familar with the HUGE number of wind mills in your area. Quite the landmark I agree.


Aug 24, 2008 05:16 PM
Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Linda: Making the wind do some work. That's a great idea.

Aug 24, 2008 06:32 PM
Suzanne Champion
N.J. Realty - Westerville Ohio - Columbus, OH

This is great news - we need more of these!  Everyone moans about the looks...what's important here?  These are a fabulous step toward practically free power and energy independence.

Has anyone considered painting such windmills sky blue with a few clouds?  Bet that would help, and we'd have less whining about the aesthetics.

I think we should have more of these here in Ohio!

Aug 24, 2008 11:55 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Linda, I think this is a great idea. The benefits far out weigh the the aesthetics. The sooner we get off of our dependence on oil, the better.

Aug 25, 2008 01:05 AM