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Archive for the ‘Permits’ Category


Residential Wind Turbines & City Permits

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009


I am trying to get a permit for a residential wind turbine for Albuquerque, NM.  When I first contacted the city I was told to ‘state my case’ that the virtical turbine I was interested in would not be an eye sore or danger to the community.  Although I received some good information from the manufacuturer, this was not good enough for the city.

Do you have any additional information I can use or can you direct me to some sites that may prove helpfull?



Since solar and wind projects are still very new to some people, and these people are on city boards and in other organizations that make regulations, you will run into this from time to time.  It sounds to me like they do allow wind turbines, just not the type you were planning to install.  It also sounds like you really want a wind turbine.

My advice is to ask them what type of wind system they would approve, then install that one.  It may not be your first choice, but it sounds like its that or nothing, unless you want to spend big bucks fighting city hall, and still may not win.

Good luck,

Jeff Yago



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