NREL funds research on bats and wind farms in the U.S.

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“For reasons we are still working to understand, some bats seem to be attracted to wind turbines,” said NREL researcher Cris Hein, who leads NREL’s wind energy environmental science portfolio.

Official Press Release NREL:

Partnerships Explore Coexistence of Bats and Wind Energy

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Partnerships Explore Coexistence of Bats and Wind Energy

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has awarded three industry teams funding to support research on bats and wind energy projects.

Selected through the NREL Enabling Coexistence Options for Wind Energy and Wildlife (ECO Wind) program’s first competitive request for proposals, which was opened in October 2021, the awardees will receive a portion of the $1.1 million total to research how bats behave near wind turbines and wind power plants. As wind energy deployment increases around the United States, wind energy project developers... ... More: Official Press Release NREL

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