Planned Wind Farm developments are faced with many objections often safety and conservation based, there are many wind farm mitigation consultancies that address this issue. Kelvin Hughes works with these organisations to propose and demonstrate methods of how SharpEye™ solid state radar can be used as a valid solution to wind farm development issues.
Typical issues include how wind farms effect air traffic control radar and the mortality risk for migratory bats and birds.
The use of deployable and mast mounted SharpEye™ solid state radar systems is an accepted method to mitigate against wind farm objections on the basis that wind farm turbine blades create interference with civil and military Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar coverage. Gap filling ground based additional radar positioned accordingly has been accepted as a viable solution to solving this problem.
Migratory and environmental laws allow charges to be brought against companies that operate wind farms. An operator installing a radar system empowered by radar technology would very quickly repay the investment through not paying fines and immediately demonstrating they have the best solution for environmental compliance and protection with respect to migratory wildlife.