Wind Energy Facts and Analysis

The Economics of Wind Energy

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Developers typically exagerate the effectiveness of wind developments in terms of electricity generated and carbon dioxide emissions remitted.

Estimate for yourself the economics and environmental effects of:

Local Impact

The most damaging effect of wind turbines on the local environment is noise. Developers frequently contrive to understate this, particularly for single turbine projects.
Check noise from a single turbine.

Accurate estimation of noise from a array of turbines require the exact position of each to be known. However an approximate estimate can be made assuming a regular array of turbines at a known distance using this tool.

Note: These tools are provided free of charge without warranty of any kind.

Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). Most people are unfamiliar with this unit, so here is a brief explanation.