Relationship between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts

This study analyzes whether wind turbines “have a negative impact on property values in urban settings” in Massachusetts.  The data used is from “more than 122,000 home sales, between 1998 and 2012, that occurred near the current or future location of 41 turbines in densely-populated Massachusetts communities.”  Overall, “the study found no net effects due to the arrival of turbines in the sample’s communities” and thus “the results of this study do not support the claim that wind turbines affect nearby home prices.” (authored by Atkinson-Palombo, C. and Hoen, B.) Read the entire study here.

Wind Type: Land Based Wind
Author: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), University of Connecticut
Publication Date: January 9, 2014
Topic: Economic Impact and Financing
Resource Type: Report
File Type: Link
Geographic Focus: Massachusetts
Keywords: Property Values
Prepared For: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of Connecticut
Peer Reviewed: Yes
Funding Source: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), U.S. Department of Energy

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