INVESTIGATING DIMMING OF OBSTRUCTION LIGHTS IN A SWEDISH WIND FARM
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The demand and need for alternative obstruction marking has become a significant challenge for the wind power development in Sweden. While the development of wind turbines pushes for higher heights, the need to denote them as possible obstacles for aviation increase. To reduce undesired effects of the aviation warning lights in the landscape, various technologies for reducing the light emitted have been developed. One of these technologies control the lights’ output by dimming them based on measurements of the prevailing visibility in the vicinity of the wind farm.Visibility controlled obstruction lighting has not yet been used in Swedish wind farms. This thesis will investigate how a system can be applied from different viewpoints and what would be gained in a wind farm in northern Sweden.By reviewing literature, interviewing key-persons, studying a case with application of Finnish regulations and estimating the performance during different conditions, and discussing the results, conclusions could be drawn. The findings are general recommendations for acceptance, an aviation risk that need to be considered, indications of preferable regulation applications and approximations of the performance and possible gain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 57 p.
Wind Power Obstruction Lighting Visibility Acceptance
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299367OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299367DiVA: diva2:949225
Master Programme in Wind Power Project Management
Aldén, Liselotte, UniversitetsadjunktEngström, StaffanWieslander, AgnetaSnis, Staffan
Nørkær Sørensen, Jens, Professor