Radar upgrades could sway aviation’s opposition to wind farms
While aviation pursues its own green agenda, it stands as an obstacle to an icon of environmentalism—the wind farm. Projects to generate gigawatts of renewable power are stalled in the U.S. and elsewhere due to wind turbine interference with aviation radars. Technology is mitigating the problem, but the energy industry wants more research into solutions ranging from better radar modeling to stealthy turbine blades. “The growth necessary to achieve 20% or more of our nation’s electricity ...
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