Onshore wind farms are the most established large-scale source of renewable energy in the UK. Wind turbine noise is of two sorts, mechanical (deriving from gearboxes, generators, auxiliary equipment etc) and aerodynamic (in flow turbulence at the front of the blade, airfoil turbulence at the trailing edge and tip of the blade). The latter is dominant. Noise can have health effects including sleep disturbance and performance reduction, annoyance responses, and effects on social behaviour.
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The winners of the Harper Macleod sponsored Energy North Awards have been announced and, once again, it highlights the tremendous talent within this sector in the North of Scotland.
While on secondment with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS), I had the opportunity to visit Frenich Hydro scheme in order to gain an understanding of the issues involved in hydro construction.
Guidance designed to make planning applications for wind energy developments run more smoothly for developers, planning authorities and the communities affected has been published by the Scottish Government.