Windfall

Windfall

DVD - 2010
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A group of residents of Meredith, NY discover the impacts that a 400-foot high windmill could bring to their community, but become divided over how they see wind power affecting the future of the community.
Publisher: New York : First Run Features, c2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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GaryKorpan
Mar 24, 2016

Worth watching just to see, probably for the first time, a number of factors/aspects that most of us wouldn't think of. Eg.
the constant low frequency hum; the strobing effect depending on the alignment of the sun; the negotiating duplicity; the ignorance of local govt.
The awful music and graphic close-ups of maps & 'art' work greatly diminish it. Too bad somebody didn't nix the lousy music. Incredibly irritating that distracts from the info content.

brendancarlson Aug 01, 2014

This the other side of the story, the one that you won't see in those glossy television commercials from G.E. or Siemens.

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modestgoddess
Jun 04, 2014

This was very interesting. We moved to the Hamilton area from Kingston four years ago. Wolfe Island is COVERED in windmills. I just had no idea what they can be like. This movie doesn't even go much into things like bird and bat strikes, the only negatives I'd heard about. The cost to put these up is incredible, the amount of concrete and metal used, the height of them, the noise, the way the companies try to play neighbours off against each other and keep everyone in the dark.... But the most striking thing to me, and something that had never occurred to me and yet when they mentioned and showed it I thought, "Of course" - was the strobing effect. Of course these suckers cast long shadows. Of course these shadows will flicker. Of course they will reach people's homes. Of course you CANNOT EVER GET AWAY FROM THEM. And just think - you couldn't ever sell your house, either. Who would buy it, once they'd seen perma-flicker in every room?

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LibUser500
Mar 17, 2014

Wow, eye opener! The low frequency noise like an airplane engine rumblings, constant strobing, ice throws, and potential of falling; really makes you stop and think if you want one of these industrial power machines on or close to your property. Very little comes back to the community to plant a 400+ foot silo with a 52 foot base, 90 feet down. That's a LOT of concrete. It cost $3 million plus for sometimes wind energy that has to use energy from the grid.

In researching other countries, LFN (low freq noise) IS a problem. Not worth the doctor bills to be driven insane with the incessant disturbances eh?
Go figure.....

LaughingOne Jun 23, 2013

This documentary is a cautionary tale. I am very interested in wind and solar power, in using them instead of oil or gas or coal. This film showed me that big business is interested in these kinds of power, as long as they can make big profits off them. The cautionary part is to remind us to learn as much as we can about something before we invest in it or lease or sell something of ours for production. And it sustains my belief that smaller is better, keeping the use, control and potential profit local and accountable to the community in which it is set up. I appreciate the research that went into the decisions made in Meredith, NY. Thank you.

aaa5756 Oct 25, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

BPRSYSTEMS Jun 23, 2012

koch brothers propaganda. nothing more.

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smichal
Jun 17, 2012

Interesting about the annoyance: noise, strobing effects, vibration, sneaky energy companies. The parts about the town council were boring and especially bad was the former town supervisor - creepy to play it off as a joke, etc.

Go for solar next time, I guess.

mmg2681 Jun 12, 2012

This movie is a movie against windmills in the small town of Meredith. My husband and I visited a windmill farm in Arizona several months ago, and we thought they were beautiful. We drove up close to them and opened the window to hear them, and there was no noise at all. So I am wondering: what is the TRUE story on windmills? This movie, or what we witnessed first-hand.

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