Painting the wind turbines tan or beige or camouflage is required by code

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11/18/2019

The Navajo County planning and zoning ordinance on utility scale wind projects of which the Chevelon Butte wind farm proposal applies states that towers shall be painted an unobtrusive color that compliments the surrounding landscape. That would be a tan or beige color but I have never seen any wind turbine painted this color.

image snapshot found at the Navajo county website for the wind ordinance page it looks like this was created in 2010

If they are approved in spite of much public opposition they should be painted camouflage using the desert type cammo mostly tan with a little dull green to match the brush green leaves.

White stands out too much. Take a look here at this mountain top wrecked with a wind farm in white in West Virginia.

How can we make the annoying red flashing lights blend in? They make the entire thing stand out at night on purpose. That is not blending in to the existing environment.

FAA requires white or light grey so that cancels that out as referenced in rule book AC 70/7460-1L section 13.4.1.

The entire project must be thrown into the recycle bin. There is no greater public good provided by this proposed wind farm as I have and many others have tirelessly pointed out on how they waste energy, draw energy from the grid, destroy landscapes and views, harm birds and bats, are basically energy transfer systems that send your tax dollars to giant corporations, in this case AES which has ties to Enron, and they conflict terribly with the greater land use goals established by those who live in Navajo and Coconino counties which revere their open space vistas free of annoyance and blight generated incessantly by industrail wind energy manufacturing facilities that are inefficient and waste energy.

 

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