Video: Intelligent Use of Aviation Lights at Wind Farms

14 March 2017

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.

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