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1/12/08 What's Involved In the Construction Of a Wind Farm?

What's involved in the construction of a wind farm? They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The farmer's rows may go one way, and the turbine access roads may go another. One of the many problems to think about is the kind of erosion this may cause to cropland.

How much say does a landowner have in where the turbines will be sited, where the access roads will go, and where the lines will be buried? How much is it worth a year to have to farm land that's been torn up in a way you never anticipated? 

 Click here to watch a slide show of wind turbines being built in a rural area much like ours in upstate New York.

Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 04:05PM by Registered CommenterThe BPRC Research Nerd | Comments Off

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