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  1. Aesthetic Guidelines: Design As If People Matter Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  2. Increasing Acceptance #1 “Your Own Pigs Don’t Stink” Jutland, Denmark

  3. Public Opinion Surveys • “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” • True, But Most People Agree on “Beauty” • Broad Support ~ 70%-90% • On Both Sides of the Atlantic • In the Abstract! • Benefits Global • Impacts Local Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  4. Acceptance of Wind Energy Source: L. Arkesteijn, Energy Connection Paul Gipe, wind-works.org

  5. Power Plant Acceptance 100% 80% 60% 40% Neutral Rejectors 20% NIMBYs Acceptors 0% Nuclear Fossil Biomass Wind Thayer, Consumer Attitude and Choice Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  6. Power Plant Acceptance Ratings 5 ! ! 4.5 WIND ! 4 " " " # 3.5 BIOMASS # ! FOSSIL 3 " # 2.5 # NUCLEAR 2 Visual Quality Health & Safety Environmental Impact Overall Thayer, R. Consumer Attitude and Choice Paul Gipe, wind-works.org Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  7. Wind Turbines are Often Not Single Objects on the Landscape

  8. Increasing Acceptance #2 • Minimize Wind’s Footprint • Physical--Roads, Foundations, Buildings • Environmental & Visual • Seek Harmony • with Neighbors & the Environment • Wind as a part of the Landscape • Not a Wind Landscape • as in California • NIMBY to POOL

  9. Aesthetic Design--Not New Idea CalPoly 1984 Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  10. Provide Distinct Visual Units CalPoly 1984 Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  11. Keep Ancillary Structures Off Hills & Ridges Paul Gipe & Assoc. Chris Blandford Assoc.

  12. Aesthetic Design • Provide Visual Uniformity • Turbine, Tower, Color, Direction of Rotation • Keep Them Spinning • Remove Inoperative Turbines • Avoid Clutter • Avoid Obstruction Marking • Avoid Billboards & Logos • Bury Power Lines Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  13. Aesthetic Design (Continued) • Always Dress Them Properly • Control Erosion • Avoid Steep Slopes • Harmonize Ancillary Structures • Inform Public • Use Proper Proportions • Use Open Spacing • Be a Good Neighbor Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  14. Provide Visual Uniformity

  15. Keep Them Spinning Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  16. Keep Them Clean Use a Drip Pan or a Diaper (Nappie) Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  17. Bury All Intra-Project Lines Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  18. Montefalcone, Italy Bury All Intra-Project Lines Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  19. Avoid Visual Clutter Paul Gipe & Assoc., 2003, with Telephoto Lens

  20. Avoid “Industrialization” Paul Gipe & Assoc., 2003

  21. Avoid Mixing Types Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  22. Use Open Spacing Don’t Get Greedy Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  23. Remove Dead Turbines Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  24. Remove Headless Horsemen Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  25. Dress for Success Nacelle Covers Nose Cones Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  26. Avoid Cell (Mobile) Phones Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  27. Minimize Roads • Use Existing Roads • Use Existing Tracks • Minimize Width • Minimize Radius • Harden Where Needed

  28. . . . Or Eliminate Roads Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  29. Minimize Physical Footprint . . . Especially in Arid Terrain Paul Gipe & Assoc.

  30. Avoid Steep Slopes Paul Gipe & Assoc.