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More space for wind power on land

PTB-News 1.2023

Since 1 August 2022, the DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH has reduced the object protection zones around its omnidirectional radio beacons. This represents further potential space for wind farms in Germany – an important contribution to the energy transition. PTB developed the key aspects within the scope of the research project WERAN (“interaction between wind turbines and terrestrial radar/navigation systems”) which was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). In the project, an octocopter equipped with PTB’s measurement technology recorded data at different heights and distances near wind farms. The determined values led to a new formula to calculate the necessary distance from wind farms.


Thorsten Schrader,
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