06/09/2013 - 16:40

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine U.S. states, yet was unable to uncover any impacts to nearby home property values.

“This is the second of two major studies we have conducted on this topic [the first was published in 2009 – see below], and in both studies [using two different datasets] we find no statistical evidence that operating wind turbines have had any measureable impact on home sales prices,” says Ben Hoen, the lead author of the new report.

14/08/2013 - 14:13

These new turbines will help the locals, writes CHRIS McLENNAN..

THE granite hills rise only 400 metres above the plains in northcentral Victoria.

To call them mountains would be a stretch: the highest peak on the Yawong Hills rises only to 434 metres.

This formerly unremarkable sheep-grazing country is suddenly hot property.

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Note: Original story was published in Weekly Times 

29/07/2013 - 16:59

Windlab is pleased to announce the appointment of Garth Heron as GM Australia. As the General Manager of our Australian operations, he will be responsible for the continued growth of Windlab within the country and into new markets.

12/07/2013 - 11:40

The cost of life on the land can oscillate wildly between the rich years and the lean.

When it's bad, not only is income down but there are often extra payments for feed, agistment and other expenses.

It's no surprise that farmers do what they can to future-proof their properties against disaster.

If the wind blows across the land, well placed wind turbines can ensure a drought busting income stream to help in the hard times.