Noise

Wind turbine noise and associated impacts are some of the more important issues facing local authorities in permitting wind projects. Regulations in this category generally refer to a decibel measurement of the sound emissions from a turbine, and increasingly local authorities are asked to consider the concerns of the community in setting these regulations. Many Minnesota counties refer to the state noise standards, while some impose additional requirements and measurements on the appropriate levels of sound from wind turbines in their community.

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