Verified FBN Member (WI)

(edited)Agronomy

Wind Turbine Farms

As there's an increase to potential Wind Turbine Farms looking to understand as land owners pros and cons.

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Verified FBN Member (OH)

We had a wind farm shot down recently. Our area is too populated and neighborhood was losing their minds over them. Couldn’t believe the way some of these people I’ve known for years were acting. Neighbors don’t talk anymore, families don’t talk, friends, ect. Never dreamed when I signed the contract it would end like this. If I’d have known I would have never signed. Not worth it.

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Not sure on ownership wind farm is on it’s 3rd owner. Company takes advanced depreciation and usually within 3 years it’s sold again. If the land agent is telling you that take it with grain of salt. He gets paid by the number of contracts signed up and then he or she is gone never to be seen again. There are Apps and websites that can calculate shadow length and longevity by height of object to l...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

Thanks. Do you know what company owns the turbines? Company near us indicates they are more advanced and these models are better with no flicker.


Verified FBN Member (IL)

Where i live closest one is 3 mi due east of me have only heard it on very calm day in the winter. But have helped at a neighbors place that has 2 to the east with closest being 1600-1800 ft and a couple to the north about twice as far. The noise in the yard is noticeable and in the house he said. I wouldn't have wanted one that close with the level of noise it put out. Would make sitting outside ...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

Helpful thanks. My biggest concern is inaudible noise, pressure and that we sign doesn't mean well get a turbine. Also signing not knowing placement. Might be ok in back 40 but not across the road.


Verified FBN Member (IL)

As other poster stated get a good lawyer that has experience with wind farms and not one they would recommend. Make sure your happy with placement of towers and access roads. If you want them changed to fit contour of the land such as road along fence or terrace. Get in the contract and add some monetary penalties if they don’t follow what’s prescribed in the contract. My cousin had to take them t...

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Verified FBN Member (MI)

My son works on site preparation for wind turbines. Some things to be aware of :

When moving the hugh cranes across fields, they can crush tile buried up to 5-6 feet deep.

When they bury the electric lines running from the turbines across a field (assuming it has tile)

they will "fix" the tile break but it will never be as good as original.

On a positive note, when they clean up a site there is ...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

During the summer time cattle will hide in the shade of the wind turbines. During winter time any time there is moisture in the air and freezing temperatures the machines can ice up and when this comes off the turbine blades it can fly pretty far and be dangerous for any thing that it can hit. In some contract that I have heard of the landowner is responsible for his own livestock that could be hi...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

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Thoughts on wind turbine as I’ve worked on and around them for the past 16 years. The machine are not as reliable as they said to be. This being said when one of these machines breaks down and there is a need to work on them with a crane the cranes that are brought in can come in on anything from a few truck load to over 20 truck loads and this will be put together on your land if this is farm gro...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

Have you heard of impacts to livestock or personal health?


Verified FBN Member (KS)

I would love to know anyone's experiences as well