Wind turbines are certainly tall, but many people appreciate their presence on the landscape. On average, the footprint of wind facilities occupies less than 2% of the total land leased, with each wind turbine typically requiring less than half an acre of land.
The need for other new infrastructure for the project is quite limited due to the existing high-voltage power lines and highways in Van Wert County. We intend to bury the large majority of power lines, which connect turbines to the project substation underground, keeping them out of sight and from having any impact on farming operations.
The construction of a wind farm in Van Wert County will help maintain agricultural land and open space by providing new economic stability to local farmers. Wind turbines complement working farms, because they allow for existing agricultural operations to continue around them.