Wind power for cities and municipalities

Wind power for cities and municipalities

There are several stages in the development of wind power and the implementation of a medium-sized wind farm, from design to a completed wind farm, takes approximately 4–6 years. Zoning, the necessary permits, cooperation with the Finnish Defense Forces, project development, and infrastructure construction will be achieved with our help.

Wind power increases the revenue of a municipality or city due to increased property tax revenues. The foundations, tower and engine room frame of a wind power plant are subject to property taxation. A single onshore wind farm generates a property tax for a municipality or city worth hundreds of thousands of euros during its life cycle. Vitality is also enhanced by the employment effects of the projects during construction, both for the project and for accommodation, restaurants and leisure services.

The regional impacts of wind power are related to the landscape, noise, flicker, aircraft warning lights and possible animals in the area. The significance of the impacts depends on many factors and can be greatly influenced during project development. Their aesthetics can be a polarizing issue, but it can be influenced by the placement of wind turbines. Noise levels are strictly regulated in Finland and a large study published in 2020 discovered that people are unable to perceive the infrasound generated by wind turbines and that it does not cause major physiological responses in the body. In Finland, the noise generated by a wind power plant must not exceed 45 decibels during the day and 40 decibels at night in the immediate vicinity of houses or holiday homes. 45 decibels equals the sound of a refrigerator.

Protected animals and plants are also always identified as part of project development and, with the right placement, risks can be minimised. Aircraft warning lights have also been changed so that nearby residents are disturbed less. In the case of flicker or shading caused by the sun shining low, its disadvantages are minimised by placement and sufficient distance to residential areas.

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