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  • Radar
    Mitigating Radar Impacts using Radar Absorbent Materials (RAM)
    Radar

    Mitigating Radar Impacts using Radar Absorbent Materials (RAM)

    Background Radar operators around the world object to the development of buildings and structures due to their potential impact on radar. Radar works by transmitting radio signals which are then reflected back from targets of interest. Radar absorbing materials applied to a structure can significantly reduce the amount of energy…

  • Solar
    Commercial Concentrator Photo Voltaic
    Solar

    Commercial Concentrator Photo Voltaic (CPV)

    Background Panels implementing silicon-based solar cells currently dominate the PV market. Their module efficiency is circa 17-19% and cost around $1 (between £1.70 to £1.10 in the UK come at higher cost ($300 per watt), and such…

  • Drones/ UAVs
    UK Airport Drone Rules
    Drones/ UAVs

    New UK Airport Drone Rules Introduced

    Background Following the recent closure of Gatwick Airport, which cost airlines over £50 million, the UK government introduced new rules to restrict flights near airports on 13 March 2019. Gatwick Closure Gatwick Airport was closed due to the reported sighting of unknown drones at the airport. The airport was closed…

  • Solar
    floating solar panels
    Solar

    Floating Solar Panels

    Background Commonly, for large scale solar PV plants, a vast amount of land is used. However, in places where there is scarcity of available land, solar PV developers have started building medium and large-scale plants on water surfaces. This is the case for Japan, which hosts 73 of the world’s…

  • Uncategorized
    Australian Wind and Solar forced Shutdowns
    Uncategorized

    Australian Wind and Solar Forced Shutdowns

    Background The Australian electricity grid is being upgraded so that it has increased capacity and more connected renewable energy. Grid outages are planned to achieve this which will mean switching sections of the grid off. This in turn means that a large number of wind and solar farms will be…

  • Radar
    RadarWind Farms & Aviation

    New Hensoldt Radar fixes Wind Farms

    Background Hensoldt – a German radar manufacturer has sold four new ASR-NG radar to help alleviate wind farm radar interference problems in the Netherlands and Germany. The new primary surveillance Radar are to be supplied with new Raytheon SSR. The Hensoldt ASR-NG is designed to suppress false returns from wind…

  • Aviation
    free aviation risk report
    Aviation

    Pager Power’s free online Aviation Risk Report goes live

    Buildings, tall structures and wind turbines can interfere with aviation radar systems. Interference typically occurs due to radar signals being blocked or reflected – which can cause a reduction in radar performance. We’ve developed a report that is free for anyone to use that will help you understand the potential…

  • Solar
    glint and glare concerns
    Solar

    10MW solar farm rejected due to glint and glare concerns

    Background On the 20th of  February 2019, An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Galway County Council to refuse planning permission for a 10-megawatt energy plant about 4km west of Athenry, in the Republic of Ireland. The Rejection The reason for the rejection of the project is the potential…

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