Laufer Wind intros first FAA-approved commercial Aircraft Detection Lighting System for a U.S. wind farm

By Michelle Froese Laufer Wind announces the first FAA-approved commercial operation of an Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS) on a U.S. wind farm. The radar-activated lighting technology was installed on a recently constructed and commissioned 80-MW wind farm in Wyoming. Flight tests were successfully conducted and the system went operational in November of 2016.
Laufer’s radar-based lighting technology reduces impact of blinking lights on wind farm neighbors.
Tall structures are required to be lit by the FAA as a safety precaution for pilots. Wind-farm developers and owners face a unique challenge in addressing local communities’ concerns about the potential for blinking lights at night.
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