08 Apr '11, 1pm

New Wind Farm Brings Clean Energy to Maine and Contributes to Local Economy : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

New Wind Farm Brings Clean Energy to Maine and Contributes to Local Economy : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

One of the country's newest wind farms, a 60-megawatt site when completed, is bringing clean energy to Maine, but it's also bringing jobs. First Wind, the company behind the project, Rollins Wind, announced this week that 34 of the 40 turbines have been installed, and that more than $29 million has been spent on 97 Maine-based businesses. About 175 workers are employed on-site now, on the project site, but during peak construction the site supported an average of 200 jobs each day.

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