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The largest wind turbine generator in the world stands atop Howard's Knob in Watauga County. Nearby residents have complained about the noise and television interference caused by the windmill. The purpose of the turbine is not to generate on-line electricity. The windmill is a research project to determine the feasibility of wind-generated electricity and to determine what problems may arise. Solutions to the noise and television interference problems are discussed in the article.
The world’s largest wind-powered generator is being constructed on Howard’s Knob mountain, north of Boone. The windmill is part of a federal study to determine whether windmills are a feasible source of electrical energy and an alternative to fossil fuels. If successful, the wind generator could provide enough power to furnish electricity to more than five-hundred homes.
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation in Lenoir, North Carolina has been chosen by the United States Department of Energy to operate one of the world’s two largest wind-powered electric generators. A wind turbine generator, with the capacity to furnish electric power for about five-hundred homes, will be built on Howard’s Knob in Watauga County. Research will investigate how the wind generator will affect the environment and surrounding community.