2017-10-19
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Oregon State University Starts Research Project to Protect Eagles from Wind Turbines

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The U.S. Department of Energy Wind Technology Office has awarded a grant to OSU to develop technology for detecting and deterring approaching eagles and for determining if a blade strike has occurred.

Official Press Release Oregon State University:

Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

The U.S. Department of Energy Wind Technology Office has awarded Roberto Albertani of the OSU College of Engineering a 27-month, $625,000 grant to develop technology for detecting and deterring approaching eagles and for determining if a blade strike has occurred. A growing energy source in the U.S., wind power uses towers up to 300 feet tall typically equipped with three blades with wingspans double that of a Boeing 747. At their tips, the blades are moving close to 200 miles per hour. Wind power is generally regarded as green energy, but danger to birds – particularly bald eagles and golden eagles – is a... ... More: Official Press Release Oregon State University





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