The sun sets on wind turbines near a port.
This request aims to better understand the challenges wind developers are facing regarding radar interference.

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), in collaboration with the interagency Wind Turbine-Radar Interference Mitigation Working Group, released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on challenges and opportunities relating to the co-existence of wind energy and radar. Public feedback to this RFI will be used to help inform investments in this topic from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Wind Energy Technology Research & Development program.

This RFI seeks input on:

  • Siting and operation challenges related to wind turbine-radar interference.
  • Potential radar and/or wind turbine mitigation technologies that currently exist or are in development to address wind turbine-radar interference.
  • Commercialization and market adoption of wind-radar interference mitigation measures, and what obstacles need to be overcome to accelerate commercialization and maximize adoption.
  • Effective solicitation processes and implementation strategies to enable the commercialization and market adoption of wind-radar interference mitigation measures.

For more information, read the full RFI. Responses must be submitted electronically to no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on January 12, 2024.

Learn more about WETO’s research on mitigating wind turbine radar interference.