Reducing Bat Fatalities From Interactions with Operating Wind Turbines (Fact Sheet)
One of the biggest advantages of wind energy is that, overall, it has fewer negative impacts on the environment than fossil fuel-generated energy. Most professionals in the wind industry would like to reduce the impact of energy generation on plants, animals, and their habitats. This is why the industry is highly motivated to find out why migrating bats have unexpectedly high fatality rates near operating wind farms. New research has provided quantitative data that indicates barotrauma is not a major cause of bat deaths around operating turbines.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Resource Relation:
- Related Information: National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 17 WIND ENERGY WIND TURBINES; BAT STUDIES; BAROTRAUMA; ECHOLOCATION; NREL
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