"Robin's 3D Flex radar will help Suomen Hyötytuuli measure the impact of the wind farm on the bird population as accurately as possible."

Suomen Hyötytuuli installed a mobile 3D Flex radar from Robin Radar Systems during the development of their offshore wind farm in Tahkoluoto in Pori.

Suomen Hyötytuuli's objective is two-fold:

  1. To measure the effects of the offshore wind farm on the bird farm population.
  2. To stop wind turbines automatically, when endangered species are flying nearby.

 
Robin's 3D Flex radar will help Suomen Hyötytuuli measure the impact of the wind farm on the bird population as accurately as possible. How? 

By measuring all bird movements in and around the wind farm 24/7, both before construction and for at least 5 years after commisioning.

The radar is also being integrated with other sensors such as video cameras and infra-red cameras to improve species identification.

Together with the Tampere University of Technology, Suomen Hyötytuuli is working on having a completely automatic identification system, enabling fully automatic turbine shut down.