Next Article in Journal
The Sustainability Revolution: A Societal Paradigm Shift
Next Article in Special Issue
Using Sustainability Engineering to Gain Universal Sustainability Efficiency
Previous Article in Journal
Wood-Pellet Heating in Norway: Early Adopters’ Satisfaction and Problems That Have Been Experienced
Previous Article in Special Issue
Remote Sensing Images to Detect Soy Plantations in the Amazon Biome—The Soy Moratorium Initiative
Sustainability 2012, 4(6), 1104-1117; doi:10.3390/su4061104
Article

Noise Pollution Prevention in Wind Turbines: Status and Recent Advances

* ,
 and
Received: 29 March 2012; in revised form: 17 April 2012 / Accepted: 9 May 2012 / Published: 29 May 2012
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [596 KB, uploaded 29 May 2012]   |   Browse Figures
Abstract: The global push towards sustainability has led to increased interest in alternative power sources other than coal and fossil fuels. One of these sustainable sources is to harness energy from the wind through wind turbines. However, a significant hindrance preventing the widespread use of wind turbines is the noise they produce. This study reviews recent advances in the area of noise pollution from wind turbines. To date, there have been many different noise control studies. While there are many different sources of noise, the main one is aerodynamic noise. The largest contributor to aerodynamic noise comes from the trailing edge of wind turbine blades. The aim of this paper is to critically analyse and compare the different methods currently being implemented and investigated to reduce noise production from wind turbines, with a focus on the noise generated from the trailing edge.
Keywords: wind energy; wind turbine; noise reduction; aerodynamic noise wind energy; wind turbine; noise reduction; aerodynamic noise
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Jianu, O.; Rosen, M.A.; Naterer, G. Noise Pollution Prevention in Wind Turbines: Status and Recent Advances. Sustainability 2012, 4, 1104-1117.

AMA Style

Jianu O, Rosen MA, Naterer G. Noise Pollution Prevention in Wind Turbines: Status and Recent Advances. Sustainability. 2012; 4(6):1104-1117.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Jianu, Ofelia; Rosen, Marc A.; Naterer, Greg. 2012. "Noise Pollution Prevention in Wind Turbines: Status and Recent Advances." Sustainability 4, no. 6: 1104-1117.


Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert