Radar and wind farms should coexist, say advisers

June 2008
Nature;6/26/2008, Vol. 453 Issue 7199, p1156
Academic Journal
The article underscores the need to make the existence of radar systems and wind farms compatible. It states that the spinning blades of wind turbines are known to intervene with defence and weather radar systems. Relative to this concern, the United States and Great Britain have sought to limit the establishment of wind farms. JASONs, a group of academic researchers that advises U. S. defence agencies on several issues, said that the U. S. government would be better off working to create regulations and new technologies that can amend the problems between radar systems and wind farms.


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