Whilst wind energy is a clean technology, it will harm the environment. Wind energy has minor to no damaging impact on the environment in the approach that other energy sources do, for example, coal, gas, oil and nuclear-generated power, however, wind energy systems ranging from a personal wind turbine on a house roof to small-scale groups of turbines in a field too huge wind park facilities comprising of many hundreds of turbines will be to some an environmental blot on the landscape.

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The saying goes that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and attitudes towards wind turbines depends upon the aesthetic judgments made towards their beauty, aesthetics and people’s preference that are subjective as not everybody considers them stunning.

The visual impact on the environment will be reduced through careful options and the design of the turbines. For example, using wind turbines of identical size, height and kind and spacing them uniformly across the land generally leads to acceptance of most of the aesthetic concerns.

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Building wind energy installations with massive numbers of turbines can disrupt landscapes, as well as visibility at a distance, and its the aesthetics of the landscape that's often a primary reason for people’s concern concerning siting new wind energy projects.

Whilst wind energy is a clean technology, it will have a negative impact on the environment. Wind energy has minor to no damaging impact on the environment in the approach that other energy sources do, for example, coal, gas, oil and nuclear-generated power, however, wind energy systems ranging from a personal wind turbine on a house roof to small-scale groups of turbines in a field too huge wind park facilities comprising of many hundreds of turbines will be to some an environmental blot on the landscape.