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Proximity issues are a biggy and resuming of land by govermental bodies with little or no consideration of the publics concerns.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: ALSTA
Wind farm's should never have been built on land (Solar farm's and solar furnaces in arid areas are fine since they have negligible impact), there is more than enough ample room at sea, mix them with wave power generation and wind turbines as anchors a minimum of 20 miles out from the coast and you have a win-win scenario the only downside being a severe reduction in coastal wave power resulting in weakened coastal erosion (great for those with cliff side homes) and a lot of very bored surfers whom will cry over the not so gnarly wave action.
These facility's would also be ideal places for ocean based fish farm's and controlled marine ecology's causing danger only to any sea bird's that would try to use the sites for nesting and resting.