ARTICLE: Nine major, statistically reliable studies find that turbines have no impact on property values
Posted by Dahvi Wilson5sc on March 11, 2014
We often hear people worry that wind farms may impact the value of their nearby property. It seems a reasonable concern, and we have seen stories on the internet that claim these impacts do exist. However, nearly every scientifically rigorous study that has been conducted to test this question has found that operating wind farms have no negative impact on property values.
This recent article in Clean Technica summarizes nine major, statistically reliable studies, documenting the conclusion that wind farms do not impact property values. It is a great summary of the issue, and it is worth a read for those who are interested in understanding the facts.
“As the 19th district representative of the House of Delegates, I'm excited to see Virginia's first wind energy project enter its final phase of compliance. The community is excited to see the alternative form of energy come to completion.
We look forward to the construction beginning and the successful completion of Virginia's first wind farm.”-
Delegate Terry Austin, Virginia House of Delegates, 19th District
"Rocky Forge will be a large contributor to Botetourt County’s tax base, while having a minimal effect on existing land use of the thousands of acres of rural land in the project area.
This seems like a win-win to me.”-Jack Leffel, Chairman, Botetourt County Board of Supervisors
“Botetourt County studied and reviewed Rocky Forge Wind for over a year. It was ultimately approved unanimously by our Board of Supervisors both because it met our county’s wind energy guidelines and because it aligns with
Botetourt County’s mission of embracing responsible growth and innovation.”- Gary Larrowe, County Administrator, Botetourt County
“The Chamber of Commerce is delighted at the prospect of having Apex join the Botetourt family of businesses. A new renewable energy business in Botetourt will be good for the local economy
and the environment and the Chamber is looking forward to working with Apex in the future.”-Pete Pearl,
President, Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce
“Virginians overwhelmingly want more renewable energy, and wind power offers one of the cleanest, safest forms of electricity generation.
Rocky Forge Wind is a great step toward growing the Commonwealth’s clean energy."-Dan Crawford, Group Chair, Roanoke Group of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club
“As a resident of Botetourt County for more than 25 years and supporter of our area’s sporting traditions, I believe wind energy
is a great way to produce power while protecting traditional land uses like hunting and fishing.”-Sherry Crumley, Board Member, National Wildlife Turkey Federation