[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Area scores well in wind study  

A study by a researcher from the University of Moncton for inclusion in a Nova Scotia wind atlas indicates pockets of areas along the Northumberland Strait, near Amherst and along the Fundy Shore as being conducive to the development of wind energy.

“There are a number of good places in that area as well as in the rest of the province,” Gagnon said. “The potential is good in the Cape Chignecto area but there’s a park there and there’s also good areas along the Bay of Fundy near Amherst.”

Other areas include the Gulf Shore and Malagash peninsula as well as the Cobequid Highlands. The best areas in the province are in Cape Breton and in southwest of Nova Scotia.

Supported by a $78,000 research grant from the province, Gagnon joined with the Applied Geomatics Research Group at NSCC to create a wind atlas.

Cumberland County is becoming a popular area for wind farm developers. Along the proposed project in the Gulf Shore, there are already turbines in Rodney and Higgins Mountain with more expected to be added. There are also proposals for projects on the marsh near Amherst.

Gagnon said the atlas, available at www.nswindatlas.ca, will serve as a valuable tool for future wind policy and planning and will assist small scale wind developers without mapping resources to assess the viability of potential projects.

“Nova Scotia has an exceptional wind regime because there are winds above seven meters per second in many areas and covering large areas,” Gagnon said.

By Darrell Cole

The Amherst Daily News

1 October 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.