Here we go – thats what it costs and this figure still is not the whole story as they will only remove what you can see for that sum. The monster block of concrete and the subterranean cables remain in there to rot. Good luck if you want to use this land for anything other than having a patch of grassland. And even this reduced and hence virtual sum is an issue as there is no bond to take care of that. Yes thats right, they will only leave them behind to rust away. As we have seen so many times. If those beasts would be recyclable, this would not happen. But it does.
It looks like Minnesota will have a very expensive mess to clean up when the wind turbines currently operating in the state reach the end of their 20 year useful lifetimes.