On November 29th, Ricardo Tomé, our Scientific Director, presented a session about the “Effectiveness of radar assisted shutdown on demand of turbines as a mitigation tool to avoid soaring bird mortality in wind farmsradar assisted shutdown on demand of turbines as a mitigation tool to avoid soaring bird mortality in wind farms”, at the 12th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The session focused on the operational results of STRIX’s projects in Egypt and Portugal with radar assisted shutdown on demand.
Our results on RASOD operation concerning very low bird mortality and negligible production l losses indicate that RASOD may be an essential tool in reconciling wind energy production with the conservation of soaring birds in areas where such a conflict may emerge.
The biennial NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and wind-wildlife stakeholders to hear contributed papers, view research posters, and listen to panels that synthesize the most recent wind power-related wildlife research. Academics, researchers, conservation scientists, consultants, federal and state officials, NGO representatives, and wind industry professionals come together every other year for this unique opportunity. The meeting is organized and presented by the American Wind Wildlife Institute.
Know more about Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XII here.
Know more about our radar based solution, Birdtrack, here.