Vestas lights up US aviation
InteliLight aviation detection system approved for use by FAA
Vestas has launched its InteliLight aviation light management system for wind turbines in the US.
The system, which has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will replace Vestas’ Obstacle Collision Avoidance System.
InteliLight uses radars with a minimum range of 8km to scan a wind farm’s surrounding area for aircraft, Vestas said.
If an aircraft is detected its distance, speed, and heading are tracked and aviation lights on the turbines are activated only when needed.
The lights are switched off once the aircraft has cleared the necessary designated space, the company said.
The system has already been approved for use in Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden.