One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning & Industry to conduct wind farm noise assessments. The goal was to perform a specialist, independent acoustic compliance audit of three major wind farms located near Canberra, Australia’s capital city.
The objective of the study was to conduct a detailed noise assessment at residential dwellings near to the wind farms. Three wind farms near Canberra, Australia, were investigated.
XL2 Sound Level Meters were operated on a continuous basis, typically over a six week period at each wind farm. The XL2 was battery powered to enable continuous noise logging for two weeks at a time at each residential site. The recorded data was then processed in accordance with the relevant standards specified in the conditions of consent for wind farms.
Fugro EMU Limited has extensive experience in working closely with public sector organisations concerned with the marine and coastal environment. A number of projects have been carried out on behalf of marine regulatory organisations and government departments, including specialised geophysical and ecological surveys, technical reports and provision of expert advice. This work covers a range of topics, including but not limited to:
Prior to setting up a wind farm, the local wind conditions have to be measured for site assessment. The construction of a profitable wind farm demand the most accurate and reliable wind measurement technology. The installed equipment has to perform as precisely as possible as the data quality is essential for designing a reliable and economical wind farm. A small discrepancy in the evaluation of wind speed data drastically multiplies the discrepancy of the calculated wind power.
Wind resource assessment systems offered by Ammonit meet the highest standards of quality and are designed for the local site conditions with regard to sensor performance, communication system and power supply.
As the world addresses the challenges of global warming green energy production and in particular wind energy generation has increased significantly. Biral can provide sensors for the control of aviation obstacle light intensity, wind speed measurement and site assessment.
The Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service – DWD) has certified the VPF-710, SWS-100 and SWS-200 sensors as suitable for use in visibility controlled wind turbine obstruction light systems.
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Once the wind farm is set up and running, its best performance has to be ensured. To do so, it is essential to monitor and check its operation. Meteo-40 can easily be integrated in SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems to provide reliable comparative meteorological data. Considering the measurement data recorded by Meteo-40, for example, predictions about the annual energy production of the wind farm can be verified. Meteo-40 records measurement data, which is used by wind farm operators and investors, as well as for forecasting reasons.
With its configurable Modbus Register Map Meteo-40 is designed for operation in most existing SCADA systems. The necessary parameters are configured via the user-friendly Meteo-40 web interface.
Wind farms must be developed in such a way that they become a part of the environmental lanscape. To this end, public authorities use standards and regulations to impose limits on the noise levels generated by such installations.