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Windtech International May June 2024 issue





Figure 1 NevinDeveloping Radar Absorbing Materials for Mitigating Wind Farm Radar Interference
While the need for renewable energy grows ever stronger and the energy market exploits wind power, the locations available for building wind farms without impacting airports and military bases due to radar interference are rapidly dwindling. Wind turbines can appear as clutter on radar screens, obscuring incoming aircraft, spawning false plots and even interfering with storm and precipitation predictions, making for unsafe landing conditions.
By Adam Nevin, Innovation Lead, Trelleborg Applied Technologies, UK


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