Sedgwick County bans large-scale commercial wind farms #KS

By National Wind Watch Large-scale commercial wind farms won’t be built in Sedgwick County. County commissioners voted Wednesday to update the county’s comprehensive plan and zoning code with specific policies for renewable energy systems. The new regulations prohibit wind facilities and allow solar array systems. Dave Yearout with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Department says existing rural development and numerous airports and landing strips leave no viable space in the county for a commercial wind facility. “We recognize the importance of the aviation industry in . . .

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