Wind turbine noise - An overview

  • Mark Baqtasch CH2M HILL, Portland, OR, United States
  • Jeroen Van Dam Windward Engineering, Spanish Forks, UT, United States
  • Bo Sndergaard Danish Electronics, Light and Acoustics, Hrsholm, Denmark
  • Anthony Rogers Renewable Energy Research Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States
Keywords: Acoustic noise measurement, Acoustic wave propagation, Electric power generation, Regulatory compliance, Spurious signal noise, Infrasound, Psychoacoustics, Regulatory perspectives, Wind turbine noise


This paper presents a general overview of wind turbine noise including sources, measurements standards, psychoacoustics, infrasound, propagation and regulatory perspectives. The authors presented similar material at the National Wind Coordinating Committee's special meeting on "Technical Considerations in Siting Wind Developments" [1] held in Washington D.C. In addition, many relevant papers can be found in the proceedings of the First International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise 2005 [2], some of which are summarized here.
How to Cite
Baqtasch M, Van DamJ, Sndergaard B, Rogers A. Wind turbine noise - An overview. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2006Jun.1 [cited 2020Feb.21];34(2):7-15. Available from: //
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