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Farmers Seed Plans to Sell Wind Power with Produce

Imagine a future in which you join a farm share program and receive, along with your in-season fruit, vegetables and flowers, cheap electricity. A future where you receive a wider range of produce over a longer season, maybe even year-round, as greenhouses proliferate on those farms, taking advantage of that cheaper, price-stable, renewable energy. A future where four or five big (900kW, 230-foot high) wind turbines on a few of the bigger, windier, Island farms produce enough power to run all the others and ultimately, all the Island’s schools and at least some Island homes. What you are imagining is something called the Martha’s Vineyard Farm-School Wind Turbine Concept, originally proposed by Brian Nelson, and increasingly supported by various Island farmers, school administrators and others.

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