Notice of Balloon Test
Madaket Wind Energy Project
Nantucket Environmental Park (Landfill)
188 Madaket Road, Nantucket, MA
The Nantucket Energy Study Committee will be conducting a balloon test for a proposed wind turbine project on the Nantucket Environmental Park (also known as the Nantucket Landfill), located at 188 Madaket Road, Nantucket, MA.
This balloon test will be conducted by Atlantic Design Engineers, LLC of Sandwich, MA on the proposed location of a single mid-sized wind turbine on the compost pad site at the southern perimeter of the landfill using one thirty-six (36”) helium balloon filled to be flown to a height of 71 meters (233 ft) dependent upon wind conditions at the time of the test.
The balloon test will be performed on Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, wind and weather conditions permitting. It is the intention of Atlantic Design to float the balloon overnight for additional viewing on Friday, July 8, 2011 until 3:00 PM, however this is dependent upon wind and weather conditions. “Rain date” for the balloon test is Friday, July 8, 2011 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Further information regarding this testing may be obtained by calling Atlantic Design Engineers at (508) 888-9282. Please click here to view the site plan.