Structural health monitoring (SHM) of wind turbines can be carried out through inexpensive noncontact radar systems. This paper reports the first steps for the proper deployment of a network of radar sensors around the wind turbine, which may provide useful information to reliably detect possible defects or malfunctioning. In particular, the echo features for a 50-m-height wind turbine when illuminated by a 24-GHz Doppler radar from different near positions are carefully studied and evaluated in a simulated scenario. The performed simulations are in close agreement with the experimental results obtained through a 24-GHz radar gun. As main conclusions, this analysis reveals the convenience of employing high-frequency radar systems for the sensor network and situating the radars on the ground.