UK Installing "Wind Farm Friendly" Radar

January 26, 2012 · Print This Article

New radar facilities are being installed in Great Britain in order to “unlock” large sections of potential wind farm area for development. considering of potential interference, dozens of wind farm projects have been blocked by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). But now, the MOD has tested these new radar systems, and is satisfied that they will not suffer adverse effects from wind turbines.

One recent installation of

a new

Lockheed Martin air defense radar has let to the Ministry withdrawing its objection to five offshore wind farms that had been stalled by the issue. Wind farm developers are underwriting the cost of these new radar systems, but that investment could allow them to build as many as 4 gigawatts of additional wind farms.

image: CC-BY 2.0 by Ken Hodge

via: NA Windpower

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[Source] Cynthia

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