Wind Farm Impact Assessment

Wind farm line of sight visibility mapping

Whether you are a landowner, developer, manufacturer, designer or authority, QinetiQ’s wind farm services and technical solutions address the principal challenges facing stakeholders in this complex environment.

From the early planning stages of wind farm development through to detailed technical and operational assessments, we provide support to enable successful implementation.

Using advanced radar modelling tools, we can accurately assess the impact of proposed sites on civil and military surveillance systems, including primary and secondary radar. Our operational experts, including former air traffic controllers, can provide detailed assessments of the impact of a proposed site on aviation activity in the vicinity. This promotes early, informed and successful engagement with operators and authorities alike. Our advanced modelling tools also support assessments of other sensory systems, such as:

  • VERIFEYE® is the QinetiQ wind farm infill radar solution
    Airport navigation aids
  • Meteorological radars
  • Shipping radars
  • Communications systems

Our certified independent service provides accurate analyses to any stakeholder at any stage of the process. This impartiality ensures that problems and mitigation opportunities are identified quickly to reduce cost and avoid delay.

We are also applying advanced technologies to develop intelligent solutions for the wind-energy industry, including:

  • Stealth turbines that reduce the amount of radar energy reflected back to a radar
  • Our Verifeye® infill solution that uses multiple small commercial radars and advanced fusion techniques to fill in the areas of lost coverage for the affected radars

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