Characterisation of underwater operational sound of a tidal stream turbine

Characterisation of underwater operational sound of a tidal stream turbine

Guest post: Mr Antoine Betbèze, RTSYS

 

RTSYS recorders were used off the North coast of Scotland to monitor noise produced by the Atlantis AR1500, one powerful 1.5 MW three bladed horizontal axis tidal-stream turbine. Such assessments are crucial to understand the ecological impact of tidal energy, as the use of this new green energy grows bigger. Published by the Journal of Acoustical Society of America.

“The aim of this study was to characterise the operational sound of a single Atlantis2 AR1500 tidal-stream turbine across different tidal states and flow conditions. The secondary aim was to compare and contrast results with measurements of local ambient noise obtained at the same site prior to turbine installation.”

For more information and to gain valuable insight, visit the website: Atlantis AR1500

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