Artificial eyes in the skies
As the world ramps up renewable energy installation to meet net-zero carbon emission ambitions, there is an increasing need to reduce any negative environmental impacts that can be inadvertently caused by wind energy.
The fact that wind turbines can kill birds – if sited incorrectly and without any bird protection technology – has long been known. Research by the US Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that some 140,000-500,000 birds die in turbine collisions each year in the US alone. There is no aggregate data for the whole of Europe, but some studies based on regional assessments confirm that the situation in Europe is similar.
Effective solutions minimising the long-term risk of negative impact to birds must be implemented now. Read this Windpower Monthly expert report, produced in partnership with Bioseco, to find out how next-generation technology can simultaneously protect birds and wind farm operators from collision risks.To download please sign in.