MassCEC Research Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics
March 9, 2016
Epsilon and Northeast Wind provided support to Resource Systems
Group for a recently published research study: The Massachusetts Study
on Wind Turbine Acoustics. Sponsored by both the Massachusetts Clean
Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection, the study provides an assessment of a variety of
sound characteristics, metrics, and measurement techniques related to the
operation of wind turbines.
Included in the study is a collection and analysis of acoustical, meteorological
and operational data from five operational wind power facilities in
Massachusetts and one other New England state. Epsilon conducted
extensive field programs at the wind power facilities to measure the level
and quality of sound emissions from operating wind turbines under various
wind regimes and topography. Ultimately, this study will help inform the public about wind turbine sound and improve wind turbine siting and approvals processes in Massachusetts and beyond.
The project was one of many research and analysis projects initiated by the MassCEC to increase the understanding of specific wind energy topics. For more information on MassCEC Wind Energy Research and Analysis projects please visit the MassCEC website. For more information on the study contact Rob O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.