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Wind energy, civil aviation and the military: key partners

Published on 07 October 2020


National security needs to be maintained while delivering the energy transition. We need to ensure compatibility of wind energy developments and military/aviation activities and infrastructures.

When wind turbines are located in the line of sight of a radar system, a variety of interference effects may occur, such as shadowing, cluttering, false tracks or loss of track. Unfortunately, today’s solutions – which include radar software, radar infill and blanking – are not always reliable. Right now, researchers, industry and governments are working to find cost-effective solutions, but work must still be done.

Join Mathias Schäkel, Enercon; Steve Smith, Thales Land & Air Systems and Pierre Muller, French Wind Energy Association who will discuss what different countries and stakeholders are doing in order to foster the coexistence between the wind energy and defence sectors, and establish proactive and collaborative approaches to support development and selection of appropriate solutions. The session will be moderated by WindEurope’s Mattia Cecchinato.