A Report for the Legislative Energy Commission, 10/19/2017 —
Many Minnesotans report sleep deprivation, migraine headache, vertigo and ringing in the ears after large wind turbines are installed near their homes. Some have left their homes.
MN Department of Health identified low-frequency noise as the most likely cause and confirms that the health of some Minnesotans is being harmed by wind turbines.
Setback distance between a turbine and a home is based on wind turbine noise. State agencies concur that they understand so little about wind turbine noise they cannot even enter into rulemaking on wind turbine noise.
Minnesotans who are harmed have no recourse.
European countries more experienced with wind turbines than Minnesota have setbacks that are 10 times the height of the turbine to the blade tip at its highest point (5000 feet for large modern wind turbines).
Download original document: “Wind Turbine Siting in Minnesota: A Report for the Legislative Energy Commission ”
Download presentation (view below): “Presentation to the Legislative Energy Commission, October 19, 2017 ”
(Bill creating a process to address certain noise complaints resulting from wind energy siting: HF2170 , SF1906 )
URL to article: https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-turbine-siting-in-minnesota/
URLs in this post:
 Wind Turbine Siting in Minnesota: A Report for the Legislative Energy Commission: https://docs.wind-watch.org/MN-Rosenquist-Wind-turbine-siting.pdf
 Presentation to the Legislative Energy Commission, October 19, 2017: https://docs.wind-watch.org/MN-Rosenquist-HF2170.pdf
 HF2170: https://docs.wind-watch.org/HF2170.pdf
 SF1906: https://docs.wind-watch.org/SF1906.pdf