Ten record breaking and trend setting solar farms you may not know about

March 20, 2018

Overview We have worked on a large number of solar developments situated all over the world. It is always interesting to discover record setters, planning successes and impressively designed solar developments which set them apart from the rest. The following article presents a list of 10...… Read more

Wind Turbine Shadow Flicker

March 14, 2018

Overview Wind Turbine Shadow Flicker can affect residents living nearby. Shadow Flicker can be experienced as flashing effect that occurs as wind turbine blades cause intermittent shadow effects as they rotate. Pager Power can assess times and dates that wind turbine shadow flicker is predicted...… Read more

Solar Panel Glare

March 6, 2018

Overview Solar Panel Glare occurs even though it is not expected because solar panels are designed to absorb sunlight, rather than reflect it. Solar Panel Glare is greater than expected because panels are good at absorbing light perpendicular to them but much less effective when the light is at a...… Read more

BREEAM Assessments

March 5, 2018

Overview The BREEAM standard is used to rate buildings for energy efficiency, comfort and other environmental metrics. Buildings receive credits which are awarded by BREEAM assessors. Buildings with high BREEAM ratings have higher rental and sales values so it is in building developers’ best...… Read more

NATS Consultation

March 5, 2018

Overview NATS can object to planning applications for tall buildings, wind farms and other developments. NATS consultation can help developers avoid NATS objections to local planning authorities when applying for planning permission. Pager Power can help developers avoid objections through early...… Read more

Wind Turbine Radar Appeal – Belfast

February 28, 2018

Overview Pager Power has advised the farmer developing the Quarry Hill wind turbine regarding an appeal to remove a radar planning condition. Pager Power advised that there was a small chance of successfully appealing this condition. At the hearing, in Belfast, Pager Power argued that the impact of...… Read more

Renewable Energy Prospects in Australia – Solar, Wind and Batteries

February 9, 2018

Overview The articles reviewed as part of this piece have shown that renewable energy, including solar photovoltaic development, in Australia is poised to boom in the coming years. We have seen a rise in Australia-based enquires over the last 6 months with many developers looking at using...… Read more

Reducing wind farm radar interference with Controlled Shutdowns - 2018

February 2, 2018

What’s new? Wind farms in northern Germany are shutting down for long periods due to their impact on new military radar with significant cost and environmental implications – with lost generation revenues of around 5000 Euro per month per turbine. Background Wind turbines affect aeronautical...… Read more

Research Plan - Meteorological Radar

January 18, 2018

Pager Power has commenced an internal Research and Development project to make increasingly accurate predictions of the impact of wind turbines on meteorological radar. Introduction It is well known that wind turbines can interfere with radar. Meteorological radar, designed to measure...… Read more

What is the potential for solar PV development on airfields?

January 10, 2018

Overview Pager Power has long been a supporter of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, encouraging best planning practice and ensuring awareness of the potential risks when it comes to glint and glare. Aviation and solar PV development can go hand in hand, but at many airports around the world the...… Read more

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