(a)   Design Safety Certification. The design of the wind energy facility shall conform to applicable industry standards, including those of the American National Standards Institute. The applicant shall submit certificates of design compliance obtained by the equipment manufacturers from Underwriters Laboratories, Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd Wind Energies, or other similar certifying organizations.
   (b)   Uniform Construction Code. To the extent applicable, the wind energy facility shall comply with the Ohio Uniform Construction Code.
   (c)   Controls and Brakes. All wind energy facilities shall be equipped with a redundant braking system. This includes both aerodynamic overspeed controls (including variable pitch, tip, and other similar systems) and mechanical brakes. Mechanical brakes shall be operated in a fail-safe mode. Stall regulation shall not be considered a sufficient braking system for overspeed protection.
   Wind turbines shall have an automatic safety mechanism that will shut down wind turbine when icing of the wind turbine blades occurs.
   (d)   Electrical Components. All electrical components of the wind energy facility shall conform to relevant and applicable local, state and national codes, and relevant and applicable international standards.
   (e)   Visual Appearance.  
      (1)   Wind turbines shall be a non-reflective painted steel finish with non-obtrusive color such as white, off-white or gray as determined by the Architectural Review Board.
      (2)   Wind energy facilities shall not be artificially lighted, except to the extent required by the Federal Aviation Administration or other applicable authority that regulates air safety.
      (3)   Wind turbines shall not display advertising, except for reasonable identification of the turbine manufacturer, facility owner and operator.
      (4)   Wind Turbines shall be erected on monopoles only.
   (f)   Power Lines. On-site transmission and power lines between wind turbines shall, to the maximum extent practicable, be placed underground.
   (g)   Warnings.
      (1)   Clearly visible warning signs concerning voltage must be placed at the base of all transformers and substations.
      (2)   Visible, reflective, colored objects, such as flags, reflectors, or tape shall be placed on the anchor
   (h)   Climb Prevention/Locks:
      (1)   Wind turbines shall not be climbable up to fifteen (15) feet above ground surface.
      (2)   All access doors to wind turbines and electrical equipment shall be locked or fenced, as appropriate, to prevent entry by non-authorized persons.
         (Ord. 2009-30. Passed 8-11-09.)