Study: Wind turbines in North Carolina don't impact radar
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - A study shows wind turbines standing on 22,000 acres of North Carolina farmland do not interfere with a Navy radar system in Virginia.
The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports the study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also said a developer should not expand the Amazon Wind Farm to 150 turbines as originally planned.
The 104 towers are part of Amazon's goal to produce more renewable energy.
The Navy's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar located at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex in southern Chesapeake monitors more than 10 million square miles (25,899,881square kilometers) of air space for the military and law enforcement agencies.
Avangrid Renewables completed the wind farm in February 2017. After more than a year of operation, the latest report concludes that the original model was correct.