Sound from wind energy facilities: the results from the TremAc study

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Please join us for a webinar about the results of a unique long-term study on the Wilstedt wind farm in Lower Saxony.

Within the TremAc project, the Wilstedt wind farm was investigated for the third time. The study was unique in that it combined measurements and survey data to find out why people can be strongly disturbed by wind turbines.

This webinar will present the seismic and low frequency acoustic measurements, including infrasound in the vicinity of wind turbines and in buildings, and the results of extensive surveys of residents on the stress effect of the wind turbine noises and acceptance of the wind farm in 2021, 2104, and 2018. The webinar is aimed at wind energy stakeholders including agencies, planners, operators, companies, representatives of authorities, scientists, and interested citizens.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 18. November from 15:00 – 17:00 CET. The webinar will be in German.

Sound measurements at a wind facility in Europe. Source: SWE, University of Stuttgart (used with permission).

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy supported the project from 2016 to 2019 with around 1.85 million Euro. A total of ten research institutions were involved in the joint project. The measurements on site were carried out by the Geophysical Institute (GPI) and the Institute for Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics (IBF), both from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Chair for Wind Energy at the University of Stuttgart (SWE). The Health and Environmental Psychology Group of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Environment and Health Working Group of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Bielefeld (UBI) interviewed residents. wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG supported as operator of the project.

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