An autonomous lighting system from Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas activates aviation lights on wind turbines when needed, avoiding unnecessary continuous illumination.
Vestas InteliLight™ continuously scans a wind park’s surrounding area. If an approaching airplane is detected within the 8 km range of the system’s radar, it monitors distance, speed, and heading to determine whether or not the aviation lights are to be activated. A secondary audio alarm can also be triggered through VHF aviation channels.
Compact system hardware is installed on the side of the turbine tower during the construction phase. InteliLight™ is compatible with all Vestas turbines and is authority-approved for use in Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden.