In 2006, locals in the Manchester area teamed up with the Orton Family Foundation to discuss the possibility of a wind farm in their area. With the help of Placeways, LLC, community members were able to look at a 3D visualization of the proposed project with a unique software program called CommunityViz in which viewers could "travel" through a detailed visual model of the proposed wind farm. To read more about the 3D modeling of the project click here. Since then, Endless Energy has made a few changes to the proposed wind farm. We are now planning on using 8 instead of 5 wind turbine generators. By doing so, the wind farm could produce enough electricity for all of Manchester. As we further plan the Manchester Community Wind Farm, we will try to keep community stakeholders up to date on the visibility of the project.
The following photo-simulations can give you an idea of what to expect:
"Vermont Yankee: The Costs of Nuclear"
"Vermont receives $8.8 million in recovery funds for renewable energy projects"
"A Decade of Change: A vision for Vermont's Renewable Energy Future"
"On the Ground: Manchester, Vermont" from the Orton Family Foundation E-Journal