2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 12:08:54 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: '"Stealth" wind turbine blade may end radar problem'
[For background on this issue, see http://www.cpeo.org/pubs/Renewables.pdf. - LS]

"Stealth" wind turbine blade may end radar problem

By Stuart McDill
January 27, 2010

LONDON - The development of a "stealth" turbine blade, based on military technology, may help overcome the problem of wind farms interfering with aviation radar systems, its developers said.

The issue of turbine blades confusing radar operators accounts for around half the objections to wind farm planning applications in Britain.

Now, Vestas Wind Systems is experimenting with stealth technology, developed to help warplanes escape notice, to reduce a turbine blade's radar signature -- the size of the blip it makes on an air traffic controller's radar screen.


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