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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Positive Impact

Monitoring environmental risk of wind turbines. Normandeau Associates is developing a tool to check the risk of wind turbine collisions for bird and bat species.

Locations

New Hampshire

Partners

Normandeau Associates

EERE Investment

$294,000

Clean Energy Sector

Renewable electricity generation

Partnering with EERE, Normandeau Associates of Bedford, New Hampshire, developed a tool that characterizes the risk for bird and bat species that may be susceptible to collisions with wind turbines. This tool will be used in environmental decision-making for the planning, siting, and assessments of wind projects, which will facilitate wind farm development while helping conserve bird and bat species. 

The Wind Program is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of innovative technologies for clean, domestic power generation to support an ever-growing industry.

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