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Research

What was studied?

In 2007 and 2008 the WINDFARMperception project investigated the perception of Dutch wind farms by its surrounding residents. The research focused on noise annoyance and visual impact of wind turbines.

The study was based on a questionnaire, as well as on detailed calculations of sound power levels and visual impact of wind farms for its surrounding residents.

In Sweden two studies were performed in 2005 and 2007 respectively. The conclusions from these studies were that wind turbine size and noise affected surrounding residents. Moreover, wind turbine sound is more annoying than equally loud traffic noise.

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