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Wind Farm Turbine Noise

The push for renewable energy sources has begun a proliferation of wind farms around New Zealand. Admirable though they are from an environmental perspective, experience locally and overseas increasingly points to the fact that industrial turbines generate intolerable collateral noise. We continue to research the causes and effects of this nuisance noise, and what measures ought to be taken to prevent them from causing massive disruption to the community.

Our development of the SpectroAcoustic Meter (SAM) has been very timely in assisting us to measure the sound from wind turbines in a dynamic and flexible way which had previously only been possible with very cumbersome and expensive equipment. We look forward to being able to present our findings as they emerge.