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HARVARD — The Wind Energy Conversion Study Subcommittee has compiled the wind energy bylaws of other towns in Massachusetts so the Planning Board can decide whether to consider wind energy as a primary or accessory use.

While there is little concern about the potential for commercial wind farms — there’s not enough wind in Harvard for that to be viable — there’s still a question about whether to permit commercial or residential accessory use.

Committee member Ruth Silman told the board at its Nov. 5 meeting that her group is looking to set up a public information meeting on the issue Dec. 1. The meeting would include information tables that cover common wind-energy issues, such as noise, the effect on birds and bats, and images of what the wind systems actually look like.

The only remaining question, she said, is if the board wants the subcommittee to start drafting a bylaw.

The first thing to decide is if the board wants a wind-energy bylaw, said Planner Peter Brooks. He said he’d like to hear the completed report on what other towns are doing first. — Richard Breyer