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11:03 PM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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The Wildcat Wind Farm, located in Elwood, Indiana will provide energy for Holland, Mich. (Photo courtesy Brian Burch)

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Holland City Council members got their first look at an Indiana wind farm that will supply energy for the city.

The 40-thousand acre Wildcat Wind Farm is located in Elwood, Indiana. Holland owns about 7% of the energy produced by the facility, which began operating in January.

City Council members addressed the concerns about the noise made by wind turbines.

"When you group a lot of these together what's the noise factor, what's the decibel level?" Asked city council member Brian Burch. "As far as I could tell just from a street level, it's quieter than a typical vacuum, your neighbors lawnmower is much louder."

The wind farm has also helped Holland meet a state law taking effect in 2015, which requires electric companies to have 15% of their energy come from renewable sources.

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