Forbes Article on Wind Turbines

With the new solar and wind farms popping up on farmland all over Alberta many people are wondering how it affects property values. This article offers some insights.

“A key point of contention against wind (and solar) farms is that they require much larger amounts of land to generate the same amount of electricity, an important downgrade of their “greenness” that goes conveniently ignored. Wind power is naturally intermittent, and plants typically operate at about 25% of full capacity, compared to coal and natural gas plants operating at 90%.”