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Noise Emission of a 200 kW Vertical Axis Wind Turbine


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The noise emission from a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) has been investigated. A noisemeasurement campaign on a 200 kW straight-bladed VAWT has been conducted, and the result hasbeen compared to a semi-empirical model for turbulent-boundary-layer trailing edge (TBL-TE) noise.The noise emission from the wind turbine was measured, at wind speed 8 m/s, 10 m above ground, to96.2 dBA. At this wind speed, the turbine was stalling as it was run at a tip speed lower than optimaldue to constructional constraints. The noise emission at a wind speed of 6 m/s, 10 m above groundwas measured while operating at optimum tip speed and was found to be 94.1 dBA. A comparisonwith similar size horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs) indicates a noise emission at the absolutebottom of the range. Furthermore, it is clear from the analysis that the turbulent-boundary-layertrailing-edge noise, as modeled here, is much lower than the measured levels, which suggests thatother mechanisms are likely to be important, such as inflow turbulence.

Nyckelord: vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT); H-rotor; noise; noise emission; sound power level

Citera: Möllerström, Erik, Ottermo, Fredric, Hylander, Jonny, Bernhoff, Hans & Fredric, Ottermo, Noise Emission of a 200 kW Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, ., 9:1, 2016