The Town of Milton ,Massachusetts shut down a commercial wind turbine seven months of the year over shadow flicker. The turbine can't run seven months of the year because it will interfere with the golf game at a local course. The wind turbine can only operate at night.
Shadow flicker is the strobe effect of the sun shinning between the wind turbine blades at sunset and sunrise hours.
Developers should not build wind turbines too close to residential homes and action should be taken where flicker is caused.
The Town of Falmouth ,Massachusetts residents complain of devastating health consequences from the noise since 2010.
In Fairhaven, Massachusetts noise testing has been going on for months. The State of Massachusetts DEP, admitting some of the noise testing was flawed.
Action needs to be taken. The local town boards point at the state while the state drags health studies on for years .The state has renewable energy goal of 2000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020. That goal looks to be met on the health of the people who live around these industrial turbines.