Study finds no negative impacts on home values from wind farms

Homeowners can relax, say U.S. energy researchers who found wind turbine farms do not impact values of nearby properties.

“Although there have been claims of significant property value impacts near operating wind turbines that regularly surface in the press or in local communities, strong evidence to support those claims has failed to materialize in all of the major U.S. studies conducted thus far,” Ben Hoen of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory said.

The Berkeley study analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine U.S. states.

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