Concerns about wind turbine radar interference can affect projects of all sizes. Just yesterday BBC News reported that a single turbine development in south Devon has received an objection from the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
In a letter from the UK defence body to the South Hams District Council, who are handling the planning application, the MOD insist that the 86.5m machine would cause interference to air traffic control radar at HMS Cambridge in Plymouth.
Wind Turbine Radar Assessments
As specialists who have dedicated over a decade to helping numerous developers overcome radar and aviation objections, our advice is assess your site for potential issues early on. A simple way to do this is to use our range of online reports.
If you know a specific radar that could be a problem – like from the radar objection regarding HMS Cambridge from the story above – you could run a Radar Line of Sight Assessment with Expert Commentary to learn whether the installation can “see” your turbine.
The commentary would recommend next steps based on the assessment results, such as ordering an online Radar Detectability Assessment or following up with a more comprehensive consultancy report. Whatever we recommend will be tailored to your specific project needs.
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