Wind-Wildlife Technology Testing at NREL's National Wind Technology Center

Elise DeGeorge, Karin Sinclair

Research output: NRELMarketing


NREL can support testing of a wide range of technologies designed to reduce bird and bat fatalities at wind energy projects while providing regulatory agencies and developers with a higher level of confidence that mitigation measures will have their desired impacts. Researchers can examine regulatory needs for avian and bat impact monitoring, develop protocols and methods of comparison for the testing of technologies that will perform such monitoring, and verify those protocols using onsite NWTC infrastructure (or at wind farms) and commercial technology. Researchers can also investigate existing as well as emerging technologies that alone, or in conjunction with others, will result in statistically significant reductions in bird and bat fatalities at wind energy facilities. This postcard is a marketing piece to raise awareness of NREL's capabilities in this area; it will be distributed at the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative's Wind Wildlife Research Meeting and other future events such as this one.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/MK-5000-67350


  • avian
  • birds
  • National Wind Technology Center
  • NWTC
  • technology
  • testing
  • wildlife
  • wind energy


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