Wind turbine operators are regularly criticised for their activities. Among these grievances, the ones that come up most often concern the incessant flashing of flashes. The company InnoVent has developed a simple and inexpensive system to eliminate this source of light pollution in the countryside. Today, a change in legislation concerning these beacons is necessary to implement this solution.
Transponders are electronic instruments installed on board aircraft that allow them to be detected when approaching a runway, for example. A large majority of aircraft are equipped with them: planes, helicopters…
Radar detection of aircraft (source : https://www.flightradar24.com/50.07,2.61/8)
InnoVent now offers a transponder detector box. Installed in the nacelle of each wind turbine, it activates the automatic beaconing when the aircraft approaches and deactivates it once the aircraft is away.
A transponder detector produced by the company InnoVent is invoiced 1,240 € per wind turbine.