Pictures filed under Impact on Landscape
Mountain Road residents Perrin and Wendy Todd say their sleep patterns are disrupted by noise from the line of windmills that loom over their newly constructed house.
Future Viewshed from the UPC Project. View looking west-northwest from Kirkwood - Lent Hill Road, Town of Cohocton, NY
Dan Boone created this image using the digital USGS 7.5-minute topographic map mosaic for Aroostook County, ME (from NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway) and incorporated the turbine and met tower locations according to lat-long coordinates provided in FAA's 7460-1 database for this facility - e.g., https://www.oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaaEXT/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=454417 . Note that the 28 1.5-MW wind turbines are under construction during the last months of 2006 by Evergreen Wind Power, LLC; according to FAA they are slated to be 389 feet in overall height (from ground level to highest point of rotor). As indicated, the photo of Mars Hill Turbine #9 is available via this link: http://www.windaction.org/pictures/5919 ; which provides a south-looking view of the north end of Mars Hill.
A wind farm towers over residential properties in the desert.
Photo of Turbine #9 taken from the north looking south. A map of the locations of the Mars Hill turbines is available at this link: http://www.windaction.org/pictures/6552
ISLANDERS in Shetland will have the chance for the first time this weekend to see how a 600MW windfarm would affect the isles' landscape. Ever since the massive project was first mooted almost three years ago, public debate has been slow to get started. Today (Saturday 9/2/06) managers behind the Viking Energy project will exhibit computer generated images at the Shetland Showcase Exhibition, in the Lerwick Clickimin Centre. A comprehensive consultation website at www.vikingenergy.co.uk, designed to interact with the public, is also to go live at the weekend. The project has already been branded as far too big for Shetland by one local environmental campaigner.
This image file, created August 2006, details the current, in progress, and at consent stages of wind facilities located in the Manawatu area of New Zealand.
Transporting of one turbine part. The tower arrives in three pieces and is assembled on-site. Here, the giant carrier is traveling from East Ridge Road onto the access road that UPC Wind had to create due to the angle of the turn.
This aerial image was taken on July 30, 2006 and shows a portion of the land area following construction of Phase 1 of the Maple Ridge wind energy facility (near Lowville, NY). We are informed that several wind turbines have been erected within the area covered by the image after the photo was taken. Viewers can use the scale to estimate the approximate width cleared for a turbine base. Source: USDA's National Agricultural Imagery Program
The South Pointe wind plant was built in 1986 and later abandoned.
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Norbert Woerns recently took this photo of the Mojave Wind installation as he was driving down a freeway in Southern California toward the Joshua Tree National Park.