The negative effect IWT’s have om property values has been well documented by independent researchers. The wind industry attempts to mask the effect on property values by taking the average property values of an area much larger than the area around the Turbine field. The links below include many areas of the US and as well as abroad.
GONE WITH THE WIND: VALUING THE VISUAL IMPACTS OF WIND TURBINES THROUGH HOUSE PRICES—All these comparisons suggest that wind farm visibility reduces local house prices, and the implied visual environmental costs are substantial.(2014)
VALUES IN THE WIND: A HEDONIC ANALYSIS OF WIND POWER FACILITIES—
Using 9 years of data in Northern New York to explore the effects of
new wind facilities on property values. We find that nearby wind
facilities significantly reduce property values. (2009)
WIND AND PROPERTY Wind turbines negatively affect the value of property by varying amounts depending on proximity of the individual house to the wind farm. Five different studies concur that this drop is between 11% and 40% for homes located with in 1 ¼ mile. In these studies the turbines were 295 ft high In Kent County the proposed Turbines could be 600 ft high. This will increase the radius where there could be an impact on property values.
A 2009 impact study on property values by IWT in Wisconsin—This is a study of the impact that wind turbines have on residential property value. The wind turbines that are the focus of this study are the larger turbines being approximately 389ft tall and producing 1.0+ megawatts each, similar to the one pictured to the right.