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Wind Power Question: Are wind turbines noisy?

Answer: Wind turbines are not noisy. The advanced research and development of wind farm technology over the years has quieted mechanical noise from turbines so that they are almost undetectable. The primary sound being the aerodynamic swoosh of the blades passing the tower which can be rather pleasant. There are strict guidelines on wind turbines and noise pollution to ensure residential neighborhood peace and quiet. Technology today makes it possible to stand underneath a turbine and hold a conversation without having to raise your voice. The current designs mask noise as wind speed rises, with that of the wind which virtually overpowers the noise made by wind turbines.

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