The survey found that most local people think the wind farms are positive features, causing little disruption. They feel the developments are conspicuous but not intrusive and their location in wild areas is appropriate. As many as 70% are prepared to see more in their area.
The study also finds that although the Rhyd-y-Groes development of Bonus turbines by Ecogen fits well into the landscape, the Wind Energy Group machines at Llangwyryfon, a National Windpower project, do not. They conflict with the pattern of landcover, say those surveyed. The Mitsubishi machines at Llandinam also diminish the remoteness and wildness of the high quality landscape. The study says that all three developments have only a low impact on nature conservation.