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#green How Loud is a Wind Turbine? - Green Living News,Green Living

#green How Loud is a Wind Turbine? - Green Living News,Green Living

Thanks to RemyC at RemyC.com there was this article that talks about their sound. That is an interesting discussion since people who have never seen one in action don't know what it even sounds like. GE reports states: Because wind turbines are such a great source of clean, renewable energy, they’re usually greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm. But some complaints have been made that they can cause too much noise for residents living within a mile of the blades. So just how noisy are these turbines? The closest that a wind turbine is typically placed to a home is 300 meters or more. At that distance, a turbine will have a sound pressure level of 43 decibels. To put that in context, the average air conditioner can reach 50 decibels of noise, and most refrigerators run at around 40 decibels. At 500 meters (0.3 miles) away, that sound pressure level drops to 38 decibels. I...

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