Are you a neighbor to a future energy park?
Often, residents in houses close to the construction of larger wind and solar parks are initially reserved about the project. Questions, especially regarding issues such as disturbances, property devaluation, the value gain for the local community, and compensation, play a significant role.
We always strive to establish early and ongoing communication with neighbors, inviting them to community meetings throughout the project’s development. During these meetings, we emphasize gaining perspective on the matter. On one hand, we inform about our knowledge of the necessary development of green energy projects, government plans, and legal requirements for the projects. On the other hand, we share details about our own concept, which takes into account the concerns of neighbors and contributes to local value creation.
If you are seeking answers as a prospective neighbor to one of our parks, feel free to reach out to us.
There is a fixed distance limit of four times the total height of the turbine mast to the nearest housing.
All wind turbines erected in Denmark must be approved in accordance with the Danish Energy Agency’s technical approvals scheme. Any plans to set up a wind turbine or a group of wind turbines must be approved by the appropriate municipality to ensure compliance with all regulations.
Wind turbines must not produce more noise than the limits laid down in the Danish Executive Order on Wind Turbines.
There are both limits for the “ordinary” noise produced by wind turbines and for low-frequency noise:
- For residential areas, holiday home areas, etc.: 39 dB (at 8 m/s) and 37 dB (at 6 m/s).
- For housing in the open country: 44 dB (at 8 m/s) and 42 dB (at 6 m/s).
For both categories above, the threshold for low frequency noise is 20 dB at both 6 and 8 m/s. The low-frequency noise threshold applies to the calculated indoor noise level.
Schemes for wind turbines and solar panels
The Danish Energy Agency administers four schemes under the auspices of the Danish Act on the Promotion of Renewable Energy.
These schemes aim to promote the local population’s acceptance of and commitment to the development of wind turbine and solar cell parks.
Find out more here.
Shadow cast by wind turbines
Our project planning includes careful calculations about the shadow cast by each wind turbine. These calculations include the wind turbine’s daily and annual shade variation and take into account the different solar influence of each season.
These calculations help to ensure the implementation of any adaptations that may need to be made to the wind turbine’s activity.
Visualisation of the landscape
Already at an early stage of the project process, we invite the wind turbine project’s future “neighbours” to take part in a dialogue where one of the things we show is a visual representation of the number and location of the project’s various wind turbines. This helps to actualise the project for all involved parties.
Environment and biodiversity
Our project development includes extensive underlying analysis to ensure that all necessary considerations are taken into account, such as environmental impact and nature conservation. We also focus on the preservation and augmentation of biodiversity in the areas where our projects will be constructed.
We also engage in dialogue with the specific municipality about specific opportunities and initiatives in the local area that can have a positive impact on natural biodiversity and ecosystems.
Local value creation
When we develop a local wind turbine or solar energy project, we have a particular understanding of how the project can coalesce with local interests in the most appropriate way.
We have therefore developed our own concept, which ensures a direct and close dialogue with local residents, a fair proportion of which is dedicated to creating value locally.