Stealth wind turbines could help with radar issues

Vestas has successfully tested a “stealth” rotor on a wind turbine, which may allow for wind farm plants to be located near military and airport areas without interference with their radar.

Preliminary test results showed that a Vestas V90 wind turbine with stealth rotor achieved a reduction in radar cross section of approximately 99% compared to standard wind turbines.

There are currently 20 GW of wind power blocked by concerns of radar interference worldwide. The modifications do not affect the performance of the wind turbine.