Wind Turbines pp 605-636 | Cite as

Environmental Impact

Abstract

Discussing the characteristics of energy sources without simultaneously considering the impact they have on the environment is no longer possible these days. Wind turbines do not pollute the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, sulphur or hydrocarbons, nor will they cause problems for present and following generations with regard to the disposal of radioactive waste. The utilisation of wind energy thus unreservedly deserves the attribute ”environmentally friendly”. All the same, even the operation of wind turbines is not without its effects on the environment.

Keywords

Wind Speed Wind Turbine Sound Pressure Level Wind Energy Wind Farm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipl. Ing. MunichGermany

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