Alec N. Salt, Ph.D., Cochlear Fluids Research Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis.
Large wind turbines generate very low frequency sounds and infrasound (below 20 Hz) when the wind driving them is turbulent. The amount of infrasound depends on many factors, including the turbine manufacturer, wind speed, power output, local topography, and the presence of nearby turbines (increasing when the wake from one turbine enters the blades of another). The infrasound cannot be heard and… Continue reading
September 29, 2009
by Lynn Stein “I just want you to know that I seem to have lost yet another potential sale to a couple who were considering buying a waterfront lot near the Bluffs. I disclosed the map of wind energy projects and that was the end….this is the third occasion….I also understand it’s happened with (another agent) here in our office as well…” Read more…
January 19, 2011
by Jon Boonewind jobs, wind reliability workshops, and wind as alternate energy. Generally any claim made for the technology in windspeak produces the virtually… Continue reading
October 4, 2012
By John Miner, The London Free Press
Homeowners close to wind turbines can expect to see much of their property values blown away, a provocative study by a London property appraiser has found. Sellers in the future could even find their properties are worth nothing, says the study by Ben Lansink of Lansink Appraisals and Consulting. “If there is no buyer, there may be no value,” Lansink concluded.
September 9, 2009
This is a study of the impact that wind turbines have on residential property value. The wind turbines that are the focus of this study are the larger turbines being approximately 389 ft tall and producing 1.0+ megawatts each, similar to the one pictured to the right.
The study has been broken into three component parts, each looking at the value impact of the wind turbines from a… Continue reading
Dr. Manuel Frondel, Nolan Ritter, Prof. Colin Vance, Ph.D.
Compiled by Keith Stelling, MA (McMaster), MNIMH, Dip. Phyt., MCPP (England)
The history of human technological innovation is littered with projects that have had to be abandoned because they were based on a narrow theoretical view that failed to take into account the whole picture. The commercial exploitation of wind energy is fast showing signs of such failure.
The last ten years in Europe has provided ample opportunity to evaluate the real costs and claimed benefits of industrial… Continue reading