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  • Navy study says no more wind turbines at Amazon site

    Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to state the Amazon Wind Farm is in Pasquotank County. We regret the error. A new study from the U.S. Navy says expanding the Amazon Wind Farm site near Elizabeth City, as the operator planned to do, may cause interference with the Navy’s…

  • Amazon Wind Farm interference with radar remains a concern

    After operating a little more than a year, the Amazon Wind Farm, North Carolina’s only large-scale wind energy project, continues to cause concerns. The project — located in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties near Elizabeth City — generated just 75 percent of its expected power. Military officials also remain uneasy about…

  • General Assembly leaders want Amazon Wind Farm shut down

    North Carolina’s legislative leaders want the incoming Trump administration to consider shutting down the $400 million, 104-turbine Amazon Wind Farm project under construction near Elizabeth City because, they say, the massive turbines would interfere with a nearby radar facility run by the military. The request came in a letter…

  • Wind Farm Project Could Disrupt Radar

    RALEIGH — Despite initial concerns by the U.S. Navy that a massive wind farm near Elizabeth City will disrupt a sophisticated radar station located near the Virginia-North Carolina border, the $400 million project will proceed. The radar system provides critical surveillance capability to support the Southern Command’s program to detect and…