The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration have issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a wind turbine/radar modeling tool for assessing the effect of wind turbines on radar.
The stakeholders' intent is not to impede the propagation of wind turbines, but to discover a means to co-exist. The government agencies intend to create necessary tools to accurately portray the impact that the turbines will have on the nation's radar systems, according to the DHS.
The overall goal of this effort is to develop a sound, unimpeachable impact assessment methodology that eliminates the subjectivity inherent in current procedures.
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