Fact Sheet: Wind Energy and Property Values

Fact Sheet by Lu Nelsen, policy associate

Wind energy continues to create new economic prospects in rural areas. However, this new development can come with concerns from local communities and landowners. Often mentioned is the possible effect on nearby property values. While there are many anecdotes about potential effects, there are several studies examining property values near wind farms. This fact sheet outlines considerations, findings, and recommendations drawn from those studies.