The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) in collaboration with the Defence and Security Accelerator has announced £3.2 million in funding to address the potential disruption caused by offshore windfarms on the UK’s Air Defence technologies.
This funding will be utilised to create prototype demonstrations of windfarm mitigating technologies, which encompass new materials and sensor advancements.
Additionally, a new competition has been launched to further address this issue, offering up to £500,000 in funding for experts specialising in modelling and testing the efficacy of various mitigation methods.
Meanwhile, Trelleborg, an engineering company in Nottinghamshire, has been awarded up to £1.8 million to develop advanced materials for wind turbine blades to minimise radar disruption.
“But with the war raging on, we need to make sure our energy security and our national security remain fully compatible.”