Shadow flicker of wind farm proves to be intrusive
"'Flicker' is a euphemism," said Preller, who is self-employed. "I can't see my computer screen. I can't read. I bought heavy, thick blinds, but it doesn't matter. It comes right through.
"We are shut out from doing our work for 45 minutes in the middle of the afternoon."
February 18, 2012
by Nick Vlahos
in Journal Star
Bill Preller remembers the disco era of the 1970s. But it appears he'd rather don a lime-green leisure suit than deal with the occasional nightclub-like effect wind turbines have had on his residence.
"It's a strobe light. It's on and off in the middle of the afternoon," Preller said about the shadows cast by rotating turbine blades from the White Oak Wind Energy Center in McLean County.
Preller's house is located between Normal and Hudson, on the eastern periphery of the 100-turbine development that borders Woodford County.
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