As stressed in the prior experience model, the prior experience relates to a "physical" encounter with wind turbines entails different types of information. In the review below, these differences are addressed and related to the type of wind power development location, i.e. general attitude towards wind power and attitudes towards specific locations of development. Hereby land-based and offshore installations are distinguished.
To increase the accessibility of the review and the subsequent results, the studies obtained from the literature are categorised according to the type of location, i.e. land-based or offshore systems. Within each category, the studies are presented in chronological order by the first author. Besides the name of the study, the table lists, which prior experience variables were included, whether the variables were significant and in that case the direction of the effect (positive or negative). In this relation, "<0" should be read as the prior experience variable having a negative effect and ">0" as having a positive effect on the stated attitude. If the effect of the variables is marked as NS, this denotes that the effect is not significant at a 90% level of confidence. A * denotes significance at least at a 90% level of confidence.
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