Driving from Indapolis to Chicago my friend and I drove through something very cool and interesting: miles upon miles of wind farming. We drove rather close to many. I took photos of the wind farm as we passed through it. During our drive through I made a few observations I wanted to share, seeing as wind farms are a local "hot topic".
A few points I'd like to make:
*Driving through the wind farm in our little soft top Jeep Wrangler yielded...no crazy buffeting wind. We drove right through the middle of the wind farm and even our little car was perfectly fine and undisturbed. There were no "freak" winds generated by the turbines. You can see by photos we even drove close to many of the turbines. Yes, the wind farm was running and the turbines spinning.
*The wind farms were surrounded by farms. There were crops and animals all seemingly perfectly happy and healthy.
*No crazy insane deafening sound. If sound is so bad with these..why were we able to pass through miles of countless turbines without being phased by sound? We were close to many, all but driving under their shadow. I understand that while driving you dont hear as much...but if the sound on these things is so bad that "it disrupts life and kills animals"....why didn't we hear a thing from the possible hundreds of the wind turbines we passed? If 1 is loud enough to cause animals to die from the sound then surely hundreds of close range turbines should have been very loud according to all the reports 'nay saying' wind farming. All in all sound was not even a factor. Heck, the traffic was far louder.
*Indiana certainly now seems more progressive then Ohio with Green Energy.
Just a few photos...the wind farm stretched for miles.