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Debunked: Wind Turbines Don't Affect Property Values

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"Conventional" wisdom, often covered in press reports concerning the latest anti-wind turbine protest, states that wind turbines significantly impact property value. Some say the wind turbines' futuristic image, reaching high above the skyline, are an

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Kit B (276)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:01 am

I suppose billowing clouds of filth from coal improve property value?

. (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:03 am
The only commentary I remember reading came out of the UK, and it was more of a problem with esthetics on the moors.

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:33 pm
read & noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:11 pm
Not in PA! We love our wind farms! A lot of our more exclusive, expensive areas are just below hills with turbines.

Aileen P (40)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 3:18 pm
Thank you for sharing, noted.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:57 pm
I would not be willing to live close by. People in Europe have gotten ill from living close to those wind turbines. I am all for solar energy. Thanks Cher.

Lona G (80)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:36 pm
I can hear the NIMBYs gnashing their teeth. Another argument hits the dust.

Perhaps debunk another one? I live in Europe and I've never heard of people becoming ill from living to close to them. From huge electricity pylons, yes. From windmills, no. Perhaps worth a study in the next edition.

Sue H (7)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:42 pm
Might help property values if the actually made them to blend into the environment? How hard would it be to make them look like trees on land or sail boats on water??

Hartson Doak (39)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:00 pm
I would think knowing that there is a green renewable power generation source near to my home would increase it's value. If oil stops flowing, there would still be power close by.

Inge B (202)
Friday August 30, 2013, 12:01 am
We need more wind and solar power plants and fewer nuclear power plants and oil


reft h (66)
Friday August 30, 2013, 12:22 am
I still wouldn't want to live next to one.

Kerrie G (116)
Friday August 30, 2013, 6:58 am
Noted, thanks.

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 4:21 am
Everybody loves green power, but say: not in my back yard. I had solar panels installed 10 months ago, neighbors commented how ugly. After explaining how much money I am making selling my electricity to them , they shut up very quickly.

Larry Lorusso (0)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 6:04 am
As someone who lives near a Industrial wind project I can honestly say we are waken from noise by the turbines and can't sleep. It's well known the sleep deprivation has health consequences. The installation of these turbines wrecked the mountain as well with thousands of trees gone with extensive blasting and numerous swamps were eliminated. What used to be a large swath of forest largely without signs of civilization has become industrial power site. $94,000,000 in tax subsidies was given to a Spanish corporation, and the money would have been better spent on PV systems at existing residential properties where values would increase. Some of my neighbors have had to abandon their homes because of the noise and associated issues and can't sell their homes for half of what was market value before the project was built.
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