Northeast Town cellular phone users complain of service disruption, believe wind turbine farm might be the culprit (Manitoulin, Canada)
A Honora Bay resident says that her cellphone service has been disrupted since the turbines of the McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm began turning last month and that she isn’t the only one.
Source: The Manitoulin Expositor
Spondon wind turbines interfere with East Midlands Airport radar
Two giant wind turbines, erected in December, will not turn until later in the year because they cause interference with radar at an airport. The 130m (426 ft) high turbines, at a sewage treatment plant in Spondon, Derby, scramble radar signals at East Midlands Airport six miles (10km) away.
Source: BBC News
Wind Farms and Microwave Links – Are They Incompatible?
Early experience with wind farms and microwave links 30 years ago showed that windmills could interfere with microwave transmissions, but windmill and radio technology have changed considerably since then. Today, microwave planners may be taking extraordinary measures to avoid windmill farms—increasing CapEx and OpEx in the process —and these measures may be unnecessary.
Source: Wireless Week
Wind farm operators investigate TV interference in the UK
Wind farm developers in Lancashire are investigating the loss of some TV signals since their turbines were switched on last month. Up to 200 people in Baxenden, Accrington, are thought to be affected.
Navy OKs wind farm near air base
The air in South Texas will soon move more than airplanes, thanks to a memorandum of agreement signed by the Defense Department, the Navy and renewable-energy company Texas Wind Group. This agreement with the Texas Wind Group is proof that when energy developers and the military work together, it is possible to achieve a win-win for both national security and energy security.
Cullerin wind farm noise "audit"
THE CULLERIN WIND FARM, in Upper Lachlan Shire, will be one of three that will be audited to ensure it is complying with required noise standards.
The audit will include a questionnaire, meetings and a public information line, and will also consider other impacts such as visual amenity, flora and fauna impacts, blade flicker, community contributions and electromagnetic interference.
Source: Crookwell Gazette
UK Wind Farm Interference Leads to Radar Replacement
Britain is especially interested in wind farm power, and this drawback posed a significant problem. Theyre beginning to respond by buying new long-range radars from Lockheed Martin, for emplacement near wind farms.
Source: Defense Industry Daily
FAA report questions 63 proposed wind turbine sites
An Oct. 21 letter from FAA representative Michael Blaich to Juwi reads, "Initial findings of this study indicate that the structure as described exceeds obstruction standards and/or would have an adverse physical or electromagnetic interference effect upon navigable airspace or air navigation facilities."
New high-tech radar company will remove key barrier to wind energy expansion
The Aveillant solution will be able to recognise the presence and position of even small aircraft in the vicinity of the largest wind turbines, providing a level of accuracy that will assure safe separation of aircraft and turbine in the most demanding airspace.
Source: Cambridge Consultants
Ministry of Defence says no to wind farm plan in the UK
The Ministry of Defence has raised concerns with planners that the proposed turbines - some of which would measure up to 360ft to blade tip - would have a detrimental effect on the operation of an Air Defence Radar based at nearby Staxton Wold.
Source: Bridlington Free Press
Pentagon objections hold up Oregon wind farm
The Pentagon is threatening to scuttle what promises to be the world's largest wind farm, in eastern Oregon, arguing that the giant turbines could interfere with an Air Force radar system.
Source: The Washington Post