Albemarle County could allow private wind turbines on private property within the next six months. At this time zoning in the county prohibits the installation of wind turbines. However the Albemarle Planning Commission is studying whether to permit small personal turbines at private county residences. These turbines may not be a cost effective way to generate power, but they could help with the reduction of greenhouse gases, which is a long term goal for the county. Whatever the commission decides regarding personal turbines, there will definately not be commercial wind farms in the counties future.
Charlottesville, Virginia and Albemarle County have increasing numbers of green built and energy efficient homes for sale. If you are considering buying or selling a “green” home in the Central Virginia real estate market, contact me and I would love to discuss how I can help you with your real estate needs.
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