These webinars provide updates and findings on projects presented on an NWCC webinar in December 2015 (view the recording).

The research presented in these webinars is supported by a funding opportunity (Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities) from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Read more about the projects in the award announcement.

Webinar 1: Low TRL (technology readiness level) projects

Monday March 12, 12:00-1:30pm EST


Texturizing Wind Turbine Towers to Reduce Bat Mortality

  • Dr. Amanda Hale, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program, Texas Christian University
  • Dr. Victoria Bennett, Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Programs, Texas Christian University

Rotor-mounted, Ultrasonic Bat Impact Mitigation System

  • David Cooper, Sr. Electrical Systems Engineer, Frontier Wind

A Biomimetic Ultrasonic Whistle for Use as a Bat Deterrent on Wind Turbines

  • Dr. Paul Sievert, Research Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Webinar 2: High TRL projects

Wednesday March 14, 3:00-4:30pm EST


Evaluating the Effectiveness of Ultrasonic Acoustic Deterrents in Reducing Bat Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities

  • Dr. Cris Hein, Wind Energy Program Director, Bat Conservation International

Ultrasonic Bat Deterrent Technology

  • Dr. Kevin Kinzie, Chief Engineer, Aerodynamics and Acoustics, GE Renewables
  • Brad Romano,¬†Ecological Services Director, Shoener Environmental, Inc.

Photo Credit: Hoary Bat By Adam Searcy, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0