Journal article

The implications for visual simulation and analysis of temporal variation in the visibility of wind turbines

Ian D Bishop

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

The visual impact of wind turbines is a central issue in their public acceptance. New wind farm proposals are commonly subject to visual simulation and visual impact assessment. Guidelines for both these processes are already used in a number of jurisdictions and there is widespread interest in making simulation and impact assessments as meaningful as possible. To a large degree the guidelines for both processes tend to be based on worst-case (full-frontal) conditions. There are two quite good reasons for this. Firstly, the worst-case sets a boundary for visual impact. Secondly, we seldom know enough about how visibility or visual impact changes over time and what ‘typical’ conditions are li..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers