Wind Turbine Noise: Perspectives for Control
First International Conference on
Wind Turbine Noise
Post-Conference Update for WTN2005
The Brandenburg Gate, symbol of Berlin
Monday 17th October &
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The urgent need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels is being met, in part, by the introduction of wind turbines, either singly or in multiple arrays, both onshore and offshore. At the present time there are nearly 70,000 turbines installed world-wide. Europe is leading in the development of wind-generating capacity, expected to rise from less than 30,000MW in 2003 to 75,000MW in 2010 and possibly 180,000MW in 2020. Germany and Spain are currently the primary producer of wind power in Europe, with around 15,000MW of capacity. Denmark is the country which produces the greatest proportion of its energy requirements from wind and also dominates the global export market. The USA, which was the first commercial provider of wind energy, has fallen behind Europe and presently has about one fifth of the European generating capacity. India, Australia, New Zealand, China and other countries are developing their wind generating capacity. China, which has become a large importer of fossil fuels, has the potential to install 170,000MW of wind power by 2020. Development of onshore wind power brings wind turbines closer to habitation, leading to the possibility of noise problems, such that a frequent objection raised in planning procedures is that of noise and vibration.
This conference aims to bring together the latest information on noise and vibration from wind turbines to give an unbiased framework from within which future developments can be assessed.
The conference will also provide a venue for researchers on wind turbine noise and its effects to meet together and also meet with those who design wind turbine installations, both in industry and in the planning process.Back to the top
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This course had 24 delegates.
A half -day introductory course on basic ideas on noise and its assessment is planned for Sunday 16th October. This will help to set the scene for those without specialist knowledge. There is a separate registration fee for this course of €100 including course notes. The Course will cover:
Registration for this course is on the registration formBack to the top
The Conference and Exhibition will be held in the Hotel Stuttgarter Hof, Berlin, 17th and 18th October 2005. The Stuttgarter Hof Hotel, a member of the Relexa Group, has a central location in Berlin, a short walk from the Potsdammer Platz and not far from the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Public transport, museums and restaurants are nearby. Special room rates have been arranged for conference delegates.Back to the top
Berlin is connected by air to all major cities and served by a number of low cost airlines. There are good train connections to both Eastern and Western Europe
Delegates are recommended to stay at the Conference Hotel, the Relexa Group Stuttgarter Hof Hotel, in order to take advantage of the special rates which have been arranged for the Conference of €95 a night single room, €125 a night double room, including breakfast. To reserve your room contact the Relexa Hotel reservation quoting "active noise" and "Stuttgarter Hof" as reference for these room rates.Back to the top
Phone: +49 30 264 83 915 and +49 30 264 83 916 Fax: +49 30 264 83 915
For more information on the Hotel visit the web site and click on " Locations - Berlin"
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|Frits van den Berg||The Netherlands|
|Geoff Leventhall||UK - Organiser|
|Hildegard Niemann||Germany - Local Organiser|
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INCE/Europe is a member of I-INCE, the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering and is a Sustaining Member of the European Acoustics Association.
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