Rob Rietveld is director of the Dutch Association for Residents living near Wind Turbines (NLVOW). He got acquainted with The Imagineers through other 3D visualization projects and his attention was specifically triggered when The Imagineers developed Windplanner. He has used Windplanner during several discussion sessions with residents.
Rietveld says: “What makes Windplanner unique, is that it is interactive. We are not looking at a dot on a map or a single static photograph, we can really walk around the turbines. We see the correct size of the turbine and we can look at it from different angles and distances. And importantly, residents can move the turbines to create a setup that is acceptable for them. This opens up the discussion with other scenarios than the ‘pre cooked’ scenarios by authorities or developers.”