The purpose of the WINDFARMperception project was to investigate the perception by Dutch residents of windturbines in their vicinity. The main attention was on the prevalence of annoyance from noise and visual exposure in relation to wind turbine sound levels. This research project was based on a questionnaire and detailed calculations of sound levels and visual impact.
In Sweden two similar studies were performed in 2000 and 2005, this Dutch study was performed in 2007.
More detailed information will be available soon. At this moment it is possible to download the summary of the report or the entire report.
The project is a collaboration of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Centre Groningen and the University of Göteborg. Finance was provided bij the EU.
The programme used in the WINDFARMperception project to calculate sound levels and visual size of wind turbines will be available for all interested. It is now completed for external users and can be downloaded from this site soon.
On January 15th
Herib conducted his research at the Center for Energy and Environmental Sciences - IVEM
In memory of Prof. Dr. Albert van Leusen