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January 18, 2024
U.S. Wind Turbine Database Available: Another Resource to Track Wind Turbines
The U.S. Wind Turbine Database is a resource that provides the location of land-based and offshore wind turbines. View the database here. The database currently includes data on 73,352 turbines covering 44 states. Wind turbine records are collected and compiled from various public and private sources, including from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and they are digitized or position-verified from aerial imagery and quality checked before being added to this database. 
The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Energy Resources Program, and the American Clean Power Association (formerly known as the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
NAAA is concerned about the placement of wind turbines on arable farmland that make it difficult and dangerous if not impossible to treat cropland in and around the vicinity of the wind towers. The presence of wind turbines can restrict and, in many cases, eliminate the option of aerial application. NAAA encourages anyone considering leasing their wind rights to think seriously about the potential upsides and downsides to farmers and aerial applicators before signing an agreement. View the wind turbine section of the NAAA website, including Learn Before You Lease advertisements and information on the proof of distance needed for an ag aircraft to turn safely from wind turbines and other tower-like obstructions. The information may be used by operators and state associations when dealing with wind farm and tower companies claiming that their obstructions do not hamper aerial application activities to crops.
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Mississippi AAA Convention
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Montana ATA Convention
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(406) 480-3965


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