A newly-launched company will help reduce the barriers to market facing wind turbine manufacturers through its radar technology. Currently 66% of all wind farm applications are delayed in the UK because wind turbines can confuse aircraft radar systems. Aveillant technology aims to produce accurate radar data, which is expected to increase the number of turbines coming on-line.
Aveillant will supply equipment and services that will reconcile wind turbines with radar. As aircraft fly above wind farms, some radar systems have struggled to distinguish between the aircraft and the rotating turbine blades, causing air traffic controllers to lose sight of the aircraft on radar screens. This has also caused problems for national air defence.
Alan Duncan, Managing Partner at DFJ Esprit, a company providing venture investment for Aveillant said: “The demand for renewable energy is a global one, with governments around the world setting ambitious renewable energy targets. Aveillant provides us with an opportunity to invest in an industry leading 3D radar and a services business capable of unlocking the global potential of thousands of wind turbines, and the millions of units of renewable energy they will produce.”