|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 30 Jan 2010 12:08:54 -0800 (PST)|
|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 Reuters January 27, 2010LONDON - 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.
... For the entire article, see http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE60Q4T020100127 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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