Infrared measurements of wind turbines in the Ilmajo region

In September, Veli-Jukka Palmu from Ilmajoki, contacted. Near the Palmu resident was planning a wind power production area. People in the Ilmajoki area had aroused concern about how the planned wind power plants would affect the living environment of people in the area. The main concern for the residents was whether a home where his entire life could live could continue to live when the wind turbines started.

The 20 3 MW Vestaksen power plants have been planned for the area of ​​Ilmajoki Oksivuori, with a total height of 250 meters. The planned construction area would be located right next to Palmu's residence, with the nearest power station being 1,6 km from the dwelling site. One apartment building is planned at 1,4 km from the nearest power station.

As a result of this contact I went to Ilmajoki to tell about the measurements we made and the pilot study on health monitoring. The aerial people wanted more information on how infrasound generated by wind turbines are presently present in the Ilmajoki-Kurika and Seinäjoki areas. As a result, an 8 infrared meter network was designed to measure the infrared generated by the Santavuore wind power production area and other smaller wind power areas in the vicinity at different distances.

The Palmu funded measurements with active residents in the area. The measurement was carried out between September and December 2017. The following figure shows the location of the meters in 1-4 km. Here, the location of the meters is not accurate so that the exact details of the measuring objects remain intact.

The location of the measurement points L1-L8 on the map. The wind turbines in the area are marked with orange symbols.The measurements of the Ilmajoki and Kurikka area were carried out during September and December. Infrared measuring devices were located at different distances from the Santavuore wind power production area. In addition, one meter (L8) was in the Vähäkyrö about 5 km from Torkkola's wind power.

The following link shows the day-to-day spectrograms measured at the addresses indicated on the map (L1-L8) during October:

For more information on interpreting spectrum programs, see previous blog posts.

Based on the measurement results, the infrared generated by the wind turbines in the nearby Santavuori area is almost daily (L7). Further, the presence of infrared is dependent on the direction of the wind. Below the infrared, infrared was also found in the finest meters (L5) about 21 km from Santavuore's wind power production area in Seinäjoki.

Interestingly, wind power plants are called wind power parks, although wind power plants will inevitably shift the area into an inevitable industrial area. Especially in rural areas where there were no industrial plants, there have been elevated power plants that have permanently transformed the industrial area of ​​the region. There are large areas around these industrial areas where residential construction is forbidden. The noise and other disturbances produced by industrial plants can easily reach several kilometers, thus changing the sound landscape of the rural environment permanently. For many, this has come as a surprise. Perhaps even more surprising is that an infrared-free infrared affects tens of kilometers.

"Wind turbines transform the area into an industrial area."

The measurements clearly showed that the infrared wind turbines are moving to a large area of ​​the wind turbine environment. Particularly below the wind, infrared power can be detected tens of kilometers away.

We have also investigated the infrared and human symptom symptoms caused by wind turbines during the last year of 2017. The survey was attended by people whose health problems began after the start of wind turbines. We have gathered timely information on the type of symptoms people have received. The people involved in the study have kept a diary book that has been trying to map the symptom's temporal connection to infrared radiation produced by wind turbines. The most common symptoms have been headache, unusual problems, tinnitus, hypertension and heart attacks.

The purpose of the study was to find out whether the research method used is suitable for examining the health effects of wind turbines.

In the preparation of the formula, the Air Force Council decided that the progress of the wind power project is expected to result in the state's future infrared-health research. It is good that responsible decision makers take into account the fact that wind turbine construction still includes unclear risks to the environment and residents.