Frequently Asked Questions
In August of 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published a study regarding wind turbines and home values. Researchers “analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine U.S. states, yet were unable to uncover any impacts to nearby home property values.” The Department of Energy's study can be found by following the link below.
According to an American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) study, American wind power saves consumers money. Adding wind energy to the generation mix reduces electricity prices, helps protect against future price shocks, and makes the energy market more competitive. To learn more, read the AWEA study yourself at the link below.
Each wind turbine site typically utilizes less than one acre of land. The project provides dependable, steady income for farmers and ranchers, which helps them preserve and protect their prime, valuable land for future generations.
According to a Maine CDC study, wind turbines produce very low noise levels, comparable to a typical living room or quiet, air-conditioned office. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reported that “No clear or consistent association is seen between noise from wind turbines and any reported disease or other indicator of harm to human health.” Both studies can be found at the sites linked below.
Numerous studies have shown that wind turbines do not have a negative impact on human health. To read peer-reviewed articles detailing the impacts of wind turbines on human health, follow the links below.