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Terminology

 

Although each county has differences between their ordinances, we have identified several categories that are commonly addressed.  If an ordinance mentions one of the categories below, we added an "X" to the record. 

To learn to the details about how each county addresses these categories, contact the county itself by calling or visiting their website.  Most record entries have a direct link.  

Set back: A safe or appropriate distance at which the wind turbine or WECS should be from other infrastructures like house, road, etc.
Spacing: Distance between wind turbines.
Height: Mention of height requirements/restrictions for any classification of wind turbines.
Clearance:The distance between the lowest point of the wind turbine blade and ground.
Access: Public or private road access to wind turbines.
Electrical/Wires: The feeder lines, wiring requirements, or breaking systems.
Lighting: The lighting requirement of WECS
Engineering Certificate: If all the study and plans are approved by certified engineers.
Appearance: How the wind turbines look during day and night, which has to do with color.
Signs: A symbol or some kind of notion that is for the safety and identification of the owner.
Permits: Types of permits required from the local government. Counties in this case.
Decommissioning: Procedural requirements once site is inactive for a specified amount of time.
Signal Interference: No disruption or intrusion to telecommunication devices.
Noise: Any restriction or requirements for the noise caused by the wind turbines.
Waste disposal: The management of waste products from construction, operation, or maintainence of WECS.
FAA compliance: Comply with certain regulations and standard in accordance with FAA.