The answer's not blowing in the wind
"People says the sound is like sneakers in the dryer or a threshing plant or a jet that never lands," she said. "If you close the windows and doors to keep out the noise, things are still going to vibrate."
The tips of the turbine blades can reach speeds of 150 mph, killing lots of migrating birds.
February 11, 2012
by Paul Mulshine
in The Star Ledger
The documentary movie "Windfall" opens with a shot of a farm in upstate New York. Next to the barn is an old-fashioned windmill turning in the breeze. It's about 30 feet tall.
That's what most people think of when they think of a windmill. And that misconception leads directly to the strife that Laura Israel documents in the film she directed about a European company's attempt to bring wind power to the Catskills.
Israel grew up in Morris County and now lives in Jersey City, but she has a log cabin in Meredith, N.Y.
"I like to go there to look at stars... [continue via Web link]