wind farm noise assessment News

  • Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2

    Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2 One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia, “Renzo Tonin & Associates” was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the project entails a noise ...


    By WKC Group

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Offshore wind farm construction noise can displace harbour porpoises

    Noise caused by construction of Germany’s first offshore wind farm caused significant habitat disturbance for harbour porpoises, according to a recent study. Its results suggest that porpoises avoided areas up to 20 kilometres from the noise source during construction of the wind farm’s foundations. Development of offshore wind farms plays a major role in the shift towards renewable ...

  • Canada to Study Wind Turbine Noise and Health

    Health Canada, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, will conduct a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, people living near wind power developments. "This study is in response to questions from residents living near wind farms about possible health effects of low frequency noise generated by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New policy statement for Australian wind farm industry

    Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett today released an invaluable tool to help the wind farm industry meet national environment law. Mr Garrett said the Wind Farm Industry Policy Statement will help wind farm operators decide whether to refer wind farm proposals for assessment and approval under national environment law. 'Wind energy has the potential to deliver a significant proportion of ...


    By Australian Government

  • Environmental Protection UK urges joined-up thinking and sound guidance on wind turbine noise assessment

    Environmental Protection UK welcomes guidance published today by DEFRA, which aims to help local authorities investigate complaints about noise from wind farms. his comes after the publication of DECC commissioned research last week, that highlighted the need for clear, up to date guidance on how wind turbine noise impact is assessed in development proposals, which is urgently needed to reduce ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Sopcawind, a Multidisciplinary Tool for Designing Wind Farms

    The SOPCAWIND tool is a piece of software that facilitates the design of wind farms, bearing in mind not only the aspects of energy productivity but also the possible impact the wind farm may have on the environment, radars or other telecommunications systems in the vicinity. It also assesses acoustic noise, the effect of shadow on nearby housing, and applies criteria for heritage protection or ...

  • Where now with wind turbine impact assessment

    Environmental Protection UK's recent event 'Where Now with Wind Turbine Impact Assessment' was a big success, providing valuable insight into an often confusing area. The event brought together over 120 delegates including practitioners experienced in noise assessment, renewable energy developers, local authority officers who have dealt with or are facing applications and community neighbours of ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Environmental noise management in New Zealand

    Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S has made a successful solution for wind farm noise monitoring. Meridian Energy is New Zealand’s largest producer of electrical energy and uses only renewable energy sources such as hydro and wind power generators. Wellington, the New Zealand capital, is one of the windiest cities in the Southern hemisphere, making it the ideal place for wind ...

  • New tool to assess the ecological impacts of offshore wind turbines

    How do offshore wind farms affect marine wildlife? A new study outlines a systematic approach developed for Swedish waters that could also be useful for assessing wind energy impacts on the marine environment more widely. Under the 20-20-20 targets, the EU is committed to increasing the proportion of its energy that is produced from renewable resources to 20% by 2020. To address this challenge, ...

  • International Noise Awareness Day – Here’s 5 Facts About Noise

    Wednesday 29th April 2015 is International Noise Awareness Day. A day when people, organisations and governments around the world raise awareness of unwanted noise that can affect your health. To commemorate this day, here’s 5 noise facts. 1. The Definition of Noise is “Unwanted Sound” Technically, there is actually no such thing as a noise. ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Brüel & Kjær gets low noise down under

    As one of the windiest cities in the Southern hemisphere, Wellington is ideal for wind farming, but the plans for installing up to 68 wind turbines caused locals to raise concerns about the potential noise impact.Local energy provider, Meridian, was asked to monitor background noise at five of its wind farm locations before building of the new site began, but wind turbine noise is notoriously ...

  • TNEI Provides Expert Witness Services at Public Inquiries in Relation to Noise

    Wind farm projects are often subject to high levels of scrutiny by planning authorities and third parties. Due to the high profile of proposed developments it is increasingly common for projects to end up at Public Inquiry. TNEI always look to provide robust technical services to ensure that the assessments are defensible throughout the planning process and at Public Inquiry if and when required. ...


    By TNEI Services Ltd

  • Wind turbines - not pretty but not unhealthy - Ontario

    The scientific evidence does not demonstrate any direct causal link between wind turbine noise and adverse health effects according to a new report from Dr. Arlene King, Ontario"s Chief Medical Officer of Health. The report was prepared by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in consultation with the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Second Wind and Dulas announce strategic partnership on advanced wind measurement systems

    Second Wind, a leading provider of wind measurement technology, software and services, today announced an expanded relationship with Dulas, one of the UK's leading renewable energy services firms, designed to offer the UK's wind industry a full range of wind measurement technologies and turnkey field services. Through the new partnership, UK-based wind developers and wind farm operators -- both ...


  • Cirrus Research provides the Banks Group with something to make a noise about!

    As one of the largest and most successful development teams in the UK, The Banks Group needs to be at the cutting edge of technology when planning and developing its sites.  The need for environmentally conscious development is of course a prime concern for today’s developers and it is with this in mind that The Banks Group uses Cirrus Research noise measurement instruments to help ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Micro wind turbines and wildlife: integrating plaplanning with ecology

    The ecological impacts of micro wind turbines (up to 50 kW) are treated in a diverse way by different local authorities in the UK during the planning approval process, research suggests. The study calls for ecologists, policymakers, planners and industry representatives to improve the integration of ecological information within planning, and for greater guidance for local authorities on the ...

  • Wind turbines not a risk to human health, says MIT study

    The review took into consideration health effects such as stress, annoyance and sleep disturbance among others that have, in the past, been raised in association with living close to wind turbines. "No clear or consistent association is seen between noise from wind turbines and any reported disease or other indicator of harm to human health" the study found. The MIT authors considered a number of ...


    By WindEurope

  • Charles Hendry sets out new approach to onshore wind

    Ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on onshore wind later today, Energy Minister Charles Hendry sets out his vision for a new approach to engaging with potential host communities The recent Ipsos Mori/University of Cardiff survey on public perceptions of climate change found that one third of Britons think the science on climate change has been exaggerated. To policy makers, committed to ...

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