Stormy weather ahead for wind farms?

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 24, 2015 – Many researchers are windy, but Jorge Arenas gets right to the point in this 90-second story on YouTube about why scientists must better understand the noise wind farms create.

Wind turbines are a great energy source, but some residents who live near wind farms complain of noise-related illnesses. A joint Virginia Tech-Chile research project documents both noise and health effects of turbines.

Arenas is a faculty member in the Universidad Austral de Chile’s College of Engineering Sciences and director of its Institute of Acoustics. He is collaborating with Virginia Tech’s Ricardo Burdisso, mechanical engineering professor in the College of Engineering, on a research project funded by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science andOutreach and International Affairs.

http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2015/03/032415-outreach-chilewindfarm.html

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