Wind farms cause global warming?

The , also known as the Green Mountain Energy ...

The , also known as the Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm, near . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Found this interesting tidbit today: 

Researchers at the State University of New York at Albany analysed the satellite data of areas around large wind farms in Texas, where four of the world’s largest farms are located, over the period 2003 to 2011. 

The results, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, showed a warming trend of up to 0.72 degrees Celsius per decade in areas over the farms, compared with nearby regions without the farms. 

 “We attribute this warming primarily to wind farms,” the study said. The temperature change could be due to the effects of the energy expelled by farms and the movement and turbulence generated by turbine rotors, it said.

Read the full article here.

 

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