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  • Wind Farm Radar Interference
    wind turbine radar interference
    Wind Farm Radar InterferenceWind Farms & Aviation

    Wind turbines are getting bigger and taller

    Background Wind energy is on the rise as costs per MWh are reducing. In 2018, 51GW of capacity were added worldwide reaching 591GW of wind capacity.  Size of turbines has…

  • Aviation
    public safety zones
    Aviation

    Changes to Public Safety Zones – London City Airport

    Background London City Airport has recently published a draft Masterplan which sets out its vision for the airport’s growth through to 2035. The planned increase in air traffic could mean that the Public Safety Zones (PSZ) at either end of its runway will be enlarged. This could mean increasing restrictions…

  • Glint and Glare
    solar reflection
    Glint and Glare

    Wanted solar reflection

    Background  Often the issue we encounter at Pager Power is regarding the unwanted reflected sunlight from buildings or solar panels which might result in annoyance towards different types of observers. However, there has been one case where the light reflected from mirrors towards observers was intentional. Rjukan mirrors The city…

  • Aviation
    Renewable energy development for airports
    AviationRenewables

    Airports going green

    Background  Airports are energy hungry. Currently Airports’ energy demand worldwide is circa 23.26GWh. This is set to increase twofold by 2035 due to the growth of the aviation sector. Airports are therefore trying to find solutions to address this issue by either reducing the consumption of energy with energy management…

  • Company News
    pager power are recruiting
    Company News

    Pager Power is Recruiting

    Background Pager Power’s business is growing. This is due to a resurgence in the UK renewable sector and also a significant increase in demand from developers of UK city centre property. Our growth means we will be moving into a new larger office in Sudbury as well as the recruitment…

  • Uncategorized
    EU climate strategies
    Uncategorized

    EU Climate Strategies and Targets

    Background Set by the European Commission, the EU Climate Strategies and Targets aim to progressively reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout the EU to combat the major threat of global warming. It comprises of three stages: 2020 Climate and Energy Package, 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, and 2050 Long-term…

  • Energy Policy
    decarbonising the UK economy
    Energy Policy

    Decarbonising the UK economy

    Background The UK intends to be carbon neutral by 2050. We take a look at how this policy is likely to impact our customers and stakeholders. We consider Renewable Energy developers, building developers as well as the operators of airports, radar and telecommunications systems. Figure 1 Solar Panels at Birmingham…

  • Aviation
    cranes and aviation risk
    AviationTall Building Development

    Cranes and Aviation Risk

    Background Cranes can present a physical obstruction risk to low flying aircraft. This risk is managed by airport safeguarding teams who ensure the safety of aircraft using their airports. Generally the risk depends on proximity to the airport as well as the height of the crane. The safeguarding process is…

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