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