Wind energy, civil aviation and the military - key partners

9 October 2020

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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. For several reasons, wind turbines located in the line of sight of a radar system can have a variety of interference effects, such as shadowing, cluttering, false tracks or loss of track. As it stands, current solutions are not wholly reliable - and while researchers from government and industry are making great strides, more work needs to be done.

In this Sofa Talk, we look at what's being doing to foster a happy coexistence between wind energy and the defense sector, proactive and collaborative approaches and appropriate solutions.