Siting and Barrier Mitigation – Sandia Energy

Wind Turbines and Radar Siting and Barrier Mitigation Wind plant installations offer lower electricity rates, reduce greenhouse emissions and improve air quality. However, like any form of energy installation, they impact surrounding areas. As the number of large wind plants in the the U.S. grows, the potential for wind turbines to interfere with radar missions … Continue reading Siting and Barrier Mitigation – Sandia Energy

Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances

Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances Robert Sullivan | Visual Resource Analysis, Argonne National Laboratory' Field observation of wind facilities in western landscapes revealed that the facilities were visible at distances of 36 mi (58 km) in both daytime and nighttime views, and were found a major focus of visual attention at distances of … Continue reading Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances

Useful Tools

Some Useful Tools Used. Google Maps. Google Map of Turbine Locations for the Summit Lake Project  MiWaters Water Resources Information and Forms: MiDEQ Waters Permits Online Federal Aviation Administration, Obstruction Evaluation FAA Search  - See Proposed FAA information HERE Michigan Office of Aeronautics Michigan Tall Structures and Met Towers  NOAA Weather Radar Siting Tool NOAA NEXRAD Screening Tool … Continue reading Useful Tools