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HARVARD — Wind-turbine technology as a farming application will come to town within the next three months.

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted unanimously at its public hearing last week to overturn the building commissioner’s denial of Steve Nigzus’ application to install the power-generating device at his farm on Madigan Lane.

The ZBA based its decision on its finding that Nigzus’ farm is a commercial-agricultural application under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40A. It established that the wind turbine is an accessory use and is allowed for farming purposes.

Nigzus used these criteria to complete an affidavit on the spot affirming the farming character of his property and its compliance with town and commonwealth farming requirements. That satisfied the board’s legal requirements for its disposition to overturn the denial.

Building commissioner Gabriel Vellante Jr. had ruled in August that Nigzus’ turbine wasn’t an allowed use under Chapter 40A or exempt from the town’s zoning bylaws.

“The board’s decision was governed by statute, not how we feel,” said ZBA Chairman Christopher Tracey. “We’re always looking at the law. It’s not a matter of whether we support alternate forms of energy production or not.”

“I just want to produce power for my farm,” said Nigzus. “I’m pleased with the outcome.”

Town Counsel Mark Lanza has 90 days from the close of the hearing to write the board’s decision and file it, said ZBA administrative assistant Liz Allard.

When the board’s decision is filed and Nigzus presents his application, Vellante must issue a building permit for the wind turbine that will generate about 10,000 kilowatts of power per year.