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    Why not Solar

    What is wrong with going Solar....plenty of sun..

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    Not saying that Alto Vista is an ideal locations for wind turbines, solar panels take up a lot of acreage and may have difficulties with the wind and dust.

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    According to their https://www.facebook.com/SaveAltoVista photos, the foundations for the turbines have already been scraped.

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    Andrea, I am deafened by the thunderous sounds of silence
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    So am I charles.
    How close to alto vista chapel area?
    Is it visible from alto vista ?
    Who owns the land?

    With the wind turbines up and running, how much % electic cost savings are residents to expect?

    I saw on a Facebook posting that the people are planning an island wide protest
    For tomorrow.

    I am as green as the next person and love the idea of wind and solar harvesting. But, seriously, in the alto vista area?!?!


    Charles do you have any more
    info?

    Lots of stuff on Facebook is written in Papiamento

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    Andrea, I am deafened by the thunderous sounds of silence
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    https://www.facebook.com/AffectedResidentsUrirama

    here is a another facebook link click above.


    i love the idea of wind harvesting.
    but, i am only a tourist, so my opinion does not count.
    many of the residents of aruba from what i have read are very upset .


    the area where it is slated to go is a pristine and beautiful area.

    wish i could read papiamento

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    Wind turbine project......petition drive against!


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    Saw an interesting documentary yesterday regarding this wind-mill issue. Interestingly, these things have a very wide range of physical effects on people and animals - ranging from actual physical to nightmares and even auditory problems. I was very surprised. It also clarified that (At this time) wind-mills are not financially feasible on a self standing basis since the wind can go down and you need back-up, which normally depends on fossil fuels. In fact the statement was, "If it weren't for governments, there would not be the sale of large industrial wind mills. Certainly a great thing to think about, however, I will fight this thing based on the location and not the issue. That entire area is sacred, even to a heathen. Hopefully they will not be RITZ-MILLS. Fight fight fight and it gets built anyway. Depressing.
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    always a pleasure to read your thoughts on this wind turbine issue as well as other issues charles.
    i wish other aruba residents would post their thoughts of the wind turbine situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by charles View Post
    Saw an interesting documentary yesterday regarding this wind-mill issue. Interestingly, these things have a very wide range of physical effects on people and animals - ranging from actual physical to nightmares and even auditory problems. I was very surprised. It also clarified that (At this time) wind-mills are not financially feasible on a self standing basis since the wind can go down and you need back-up, which normally depends on fossil fuels. In fact the statement was, "If it weren't for governments, there would not be the sale of large industrial wind mills. Certainly a great thing to think about, however, I will fight this thing based on the location and not the issue. That entire area is sacred, even to a heathen. Hopefully they will not be RITZ-MILLS. Fight fight fight and it gets built anyway. Depressing.

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    Unfortunately Andrea, It looks as if not enough people are p.o.'d about this and not enough local or tourism oriented letters or communications have reached the government. If that keeps up, a visit to The Chapel will include being surrounded by wizzing blades. Let's get off our donkeys folks. Time is running out.
    c
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