The proposed 49 turbine Pantego development in North Carolina may have to be binned due to Department of Defense (DoD) concerns about the interference to low flying military fight jets, reports the News & Observer.
The article goes on to say that with tip heights of 492 feet (approximately 150m) the turbines would pose a collision risk to the fighter jets which use the airspace to undertake flying activity. Usually at an altitude of 500 ft (approximately 153m).
Developers Invenergy have apparently spent months trying to overcome this issue through talks with various stakeholders, but have had no success. Military problems were not Invenergy’s only barrier. They had objections to the project on wildlifes concerns also, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deeming the development to threatened the behaviour of bald eagles.
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