Wind Farm Area Calculator
This calculator estimates land-area requirements for wind power systems.
The results indicate a "footprint" of land that has to be taken out of production
to provide space for turbine towers, roads, and support structures.
The "footprint," which is typically around 0.25 acres per turbine, does
not include the 5-10 turbine diameters of spacing required between wind turbines.
Because of this spacing, the area included within the perimeter of the wind farm
will be larger. However, it is important to note that the land between the
turbines - minus the "footprint" area - is still usable for its original purpose.
For a more detailed analysis of land use by wind farms, please see Land-Use Requirements of Modern Wind Power Plants in the United States.