Frequently Asked Questions

Wind Farm Developments

WTG Noise Prediction

How wind turbine noise is predicated ?


At the time of predicting the noise levels at nearby houses, noise level predictions are generally completed for an extensive area around the proposed wind farm site. These predictions are usually represented as "is-noise" maps, where the "contours" shown are the predicted noise levels. An example is shown in the following figure. These predictions can be undertaken for a range of different operational wind speeds and day or night profiles established.

noise predication map
Noise level predictions at 7.0 m/s