Characterising noise and annoyance in homes near a wind farm

Branko Zajamšek, Danielle J. Moreau, Con J. Doolan

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between indoor sound pressure level, local weather conditions, wind farm output power and resident rated annoyance in homes near a wind farm. A new methodology is presented that simultaneously records resident rated annoyance and corresponding time-series noise data while continuously monitoring one-third octave band noise levels and local weather conditions. Results of indoor noise and annoyance monitoring are presented for two homes near a wind farm whose residents claim to be annoyed by wind farm noise. Annoyance was found to be related to the overall noise level; however, noise levels were more strongly controlled by local wind speed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalACOUSTICS AUSTRALIA
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

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