12. Wind Energy Systems: Environmental Aspects and Impacts

  1. J. F. Manwell1,
  2. J. G. McGowan1 and
  3. A. L. Rogers2

Published Online: 28 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994367.ch12

Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition

Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition

How to Cite

Manwell, J. F., McGowan, J. G. and Rogers, A. L. (2009) Wind Energy Systems: Environmental Aspects and Impacts, in Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119994367.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    DNV – Global Energy Concepts, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015001

Online ISBN: 9781119994367

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Keywords:

  • wind energy systems - environmental aspects and impacts;
  • environmental aspects, and deployment - of a single wind turbine or a wind farm;
  • wind energy developments - positive and negative environmental impact;
  • potential negative environmental aspects - associated with deployment of single wind turbine or wind farm;
  • environmental aspects of birds, fish, marine mammals and benthic plants and animals - addressed for offshore wind farms;
  • visual impact of wind turbines;
  • visual impact mitigation design strategies - for US sites;
  • wind turbine noise – problems, associated with wind turbine noise, one of the more studied environmental impact areas in wind energy engineering;
  • electromagnetic interference effects (EMI) - electromagnetic disturbance interruption, or degrading effective performance of electronic equipments;
  • electromagnetic interference - generated by a wind turbine, disturbing an electromagnetic (EM) signal

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Avian/Bat Interaction with Wind Turbines

  • Visual Impact of Wind Turbines

  • Wind Turbine Noise

  • Electromagnetic Interference Effects

  • Land-Use Environmental Impacts

  • Other Environmental Considerations

  • References