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Duke harnesses technology to improve bat conservation

Climate change remains a tremendous threat to many species of wildlife and their surrounding habitats. As a leading climate solution that already reduces 42 million cars’ worth of CO2 emissions every year, wind energy can play a big role in helping species thrive. Aside from the role wind energy can play in reducing carbon emissions, … Continue reading Duke harnesses technology to improve bat conservation

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First Wind Wildlife Research Fund results improve understanding of bat and prairie grouse wind energy interactions

The first results of Wind Wildlife Research Fund studies are providing new information about interactions between wind energy and wildlife – namely, bats and prairie grouse. The Fund is a unique industry-led initiative that the American Wind Wildlife Institute manages. It pools resources to advance critical collaborative research on wind-wildlife interactions and solutions. In 2019, … Continue reading First Wind Wildlife Research Fund results improve understanding of bat and prairie grouse wind energy interactions

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Bat and wind energy

NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, announced today that it signed a strategic agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to offer turnkey Bat Deterrent Systems, complete with installation and service, for existing Vestas turbines. The global agreement covers Vestas turbines in all … Continue reading Bat and wind energy

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Bat Deterrent System Reduces Bat Fatalities at Wind Turbines by 54%

NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has announced that a trial of its ultrasonic acoustic Bat Deterrent System reduced overall bat fatalities at the Los Vientos Wind Energy Facility in Starr County, Texas, by 54 percent. The results of the test prove … Continue reading Bat Deterrent System Reduces Bat Fatalities at Wind Turbines by 54%

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New study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement from Tom Vinson, Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs, in response to a new study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat: “The wind industry is confident that the conservation measures we have put in place and those in the pipeline can prevent the … Continue reading New study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat

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Bats killed by wind turbines at a wind farm in Nevada is down sharply

Federal land managers say the number of bats killed by wind turbines at a wind farm in White Pine County is down sharply from a year ago. Paul Podborny of the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Ely District Office says 23 bats have died at the Spring Valley Wind Farm so far this year compared … Continue reading Bats killed by wind turbines at a wind farm in Nevada is down sharply

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